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McGill University

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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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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...

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Great campus in the heart of DT Montreal

McGill is one of the many universities in Montreal, and one of the few that offer courses in English. The campus is not only historical, but amazing. Walk through the many 1700's... read more

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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

McGill is one of the many universities in Montreal, and one of the few that offer courses in English. The campus is not only historical, but amazing. Walk through the many 1700's or 1800's buildings and you step into history.

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was construction all over the city when we were there, McGill being no exception. We went up for a concert (most are free). The student at the information desk was very helpful. If it hadn't been a little cold and rainy the next day, we might have gone back to explore the art museum.

Thank MayaH47
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

If you have not walked around the campus of McGill than you are missing out. It is simply beautiful along with being a friendly place. Major research is conducted at this leading University. Go on a snowy or sunny day either way you will enjoy!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

If you're driving, you should probably avoid this area entirely. Walking through wasn't easy either. Campus has some pretty buildings, kind of castle like.

Thank Cara C
Long Beach, New York
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

McGill University is a beautiful campus to sit and enjoy on a beautiful spring day; but the real treat of the day was the stamp collection located on the first and forth floor of the library. We were lucky enough to happen upon Davin Lank who is a Professor Emeritus and curator of the collection who gave us a personal... More 

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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

A nice walking tour for a Sunday afternoon. We even went into a few buildings to see studious young folk taking in all of the university experience. Very nice campus with stately buildings.

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Reviewed 3 April 2017

Not a student. But drove up to meet my sister that was flying in from Paris to give a speach. We both stayed at the queens college building. Owned by McGill, it was a hotel. Dorm style rooms. Ultra cheap, no frills. But RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF EVERYTHING. Ultra secure, staff on site at all times, great inner garden... More 

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Severna Park, Maryland
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

A beautiful campus. We had two silly girls as our campus tour guides, however they were kind, maybe not as knowledgeable as the other McGill guides. There are no tours on the weekends, and the 1st tour for us didn't start until 12:45 pm.

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Knoxville, United States
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

What I most enjoyed about McGill University was the big green off of Sherbrooke--usually filled with students either rushing to class or lounging in between classes.

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Red Deer, AB
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

By chance we found a paper advertising concerts in Montreal. We were able to attend a a concert given by their Baroque student orchestra and singers. It was amazing and very inexpensive. The University webpage can lead you to a list of the concerts during the year.

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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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