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McGill University

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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
As featured in 3 Days in Montreal and 2 other guides
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Address: 805 Sherbrooke St. W. | (At McGill College), Montreal, Quebec H3A 0B9, Canada
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+1 514-398-6555

Canada's oldest university, home to nearly 30,000 students, is filled with...

Canada's oldest university, home to nearly 30,000 students, is filled with a variety of interesting architectural styles.

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A beautiful compact campus

Have toured the campus a couple of times to meet friends and tour the university with my kids. Beautiful architecture.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have toured the campus a couple of times to meet friends and tour the university with my kids. Beautiful architecture.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We did a college tour which was interesting to us. As a place to visit, I think the campus is worth a stroll through and it also has a history museum that looked good. It is a fine campus which directly abuts the city of Montreal - it flows right into the tall buildings and is at the base of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't intend to go by here, but I happen to walk too fast to waste enough time for a 3-day stay in Montreal without hitting this location. I'm glad I did. This university campus has some lovely buildings and is home to the Redpath Museum, a natural history museum. I regrettably didn't go in, but I would recommend it... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we were traveling with two young kids, we only toured the Redpath museum. The museum dates from the late 1800s and is a real treasure. The building itself should be in a museum! The kids loved the taxidermy-all up close a personal. You will know what I mean when you see it. Super cool actual Egyptian mummies and artifacts.... More 

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East Hampton, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am studying at McGill, so not sure I am addressing this from a tourist perspective, but it obviously a beautiful university campus in an urban environment. I literally exit my metro stop in Scotia Bank directly across from my faculty building on rue Sherbrooke. Easy to access, enjoy the beautiful campus even in Winter.

1 Thank Shawn C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

This is known world wide as one of the best institutes of higher learning. I was astounded by its' beauty! Allow some time if you are going to look around.

1 Thank Carl M
Meopham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We were lucky enough to explore McGill at Xmas.The snow was deep and white and there was nobody around.So peaceful. The architecture is beautiful and the College lies at the foot of the mountain.It is easily reached on foot.The buildings were all closed but there is a museum.I would imagine that this is a very lively student environment in summer.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We enjoyed the Redpath museum on the campus and just walked through the campus. Picturesque. Good location if you are going to go to university there.

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Checking out the campus to help my daughter to decide on a university for next year. Nice place - lots of pedestrian traffic as one would expect for a university. All of the people/students working at the school were quite friendly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Really beautiful University, you will feel the energy of the students and the area! amazing free museum. If you have couple hours to share enhance your knowledge, this is a nice place for you.

Thank RicardoU

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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Montreal's towering skyline is concentrated in the Downtown area, its nexus of commerce and commercialism. A suffusion of luxury hotels, flagship stores, high-end restaurants, and corporate headquarters characterize the neighborhood, which by nightfall transforms from a business district into a youth-culture hotspot, with hip bars, clubs, and restaurants heavily peopled by students and young professionals. The once-seat of millionaire's 'Golden Square Mile', an incongruity of stately mansions and dapper brownstones sit between glass skyscrapers, creating a visually lush urban landscape. Beneath the sidewalks lay the Underground City, the world's largest below-ground mall, a labyrinth of over 1,500 shops and eateries that echo the profusion of cafes, gallerias, cinemas, and fashion outlets above. From the scholarly array at McGill University to the carousing crowds of Rue Crescent, visit Downtown to shop by day for what you'll wear there by night.
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