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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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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 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... read more

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Severna Park, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Kingston, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A stroll across the McGill campus is a nice change from museums and shopping. Beware the massive road construction currently going on around it!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely worth a stroll through the campus to appreciate the city setting of this university campus.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

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 12 February 2017

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 27 January 2017

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.

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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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