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McGill University

805 Sherbrooke St. W. | (At McGill College), Montreal, Quebec H3A 0B9, Canada
+1 514-398-6555
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Canada's oldest university, home to nearly 30,000 students, is filled with a variety of interesting architectural styles.
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805 Sherbrooke St. W. | (At McGill College), Montreal, Quebec H3A 0B9, Canada
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
+1 514-398-6555
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Named for James McGill a Scottish fur trader who made his fortune in Montreal, this English language university was chartered in 1821 by King George IV of England. In the midst of busy, crowded Montreal's downtown, McGill is a site of open space, trees and...More

Thank KLE2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Expected a bit more from a University as exalted as McGill. Thought it would be a bit like Harvard, but it was kind of sad. Buildings we went into were run down, hopefully the campus will look better when all the construction is done. Dorm...More

Thank RedSox4Eva
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After our ship cruise from Boston to Montreal, my wife & I stayed in the Mont - Royal area of the city. Being autumn the parks were just a colour to behold just wonderful & the weather was very favourable for our two week stay....More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

We went to McGill university for the tour there was lot of people on the tour our tour guide she is so nice

Thank Mackenzie R
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Beautiful Campus, we strolled through looking for the bookstore so we could purchase a momento. The book store had just moved and students along the way were very helpful. We got what we wanted!

Thank Anna T
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Walking this campus is a bit like walking through a warzone right now. Lots of construction, leafless trees and playing fields with lots of bald spots. A combination of fall and construction are the causes. Some beautiful old buildings but it feels a bit neglected...More

Thank UrbanTraveller F
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We were walking from Old Montreal to Mont Royal and decided to walk through McGill Univ and we were glad we did. Its a very vibrant campus and full of students. The architecture was great to see up close and provided a nice walk vs...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Canada's most respected and famous University. Located right in the city on a beautiful campus. Old with a lot of charm.

Thank Rschagrin
Reviewed 23 September 2017

What a big English university in French speaking Quebec. Seen via bus tour . Its history is very interesting.

Thank ManopelloVolto2013
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Apparently the biggest property owner in Montreal. There are numerous faculties. Nice spot for a walk. Some great Victorian properties.

Thank gastronaut_11
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
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16 May 2017|
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Response from Linda M | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in old Montreal which was a good 35 minute walk from McGill. I would highly recommend staying in OM but not if you have to get to McGill daily.
Harman K
17 November 2016|
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Response from Fernando S | Reviewed this property |
What's a party hotel?
14 May 2015|
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Response from OrlandoRachel | Reviewed this property |
I noticed a Metro entrance/exit on Rue Catherine and from there it would be about a five block walk. I would suggest downloading a metro map from Montreal's transportation site.