There's nothing quite like seeing things with your own eyes.
Tour the campus, talk with your student guide and get a first hand idea of what it's like to be a McGill student.
You’ll find McGill’s downtown campus in the heart of Montreal—in between its main shopping and business district and one of its largest, liveliest parks. A stunning mix of historic buildings, modern architecture and expansive green spaces, it’s easy to see why Travel+Leisure Magazine named ours one of the 16 most beautiful university campuses in the world. But it’s not all about style—we’ve got the substance to back it up. From state-of-the art labs to world-class sound recording studios, our facilities are the perfect complement to our top-tier teaching.
Located 36 kilometers west of downtown in the picturesque town of Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Macdonald campus is home to the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition. Spanning more than 1,600 acres of beautiful waterfront property, and home to about 2,000 students, it features bike paths and ski trails alongside computerized greenhouses, culinary laboratories, working farms, and so much more.
Downtown tours begin at the Welcome Centre, where you’ll find information about admissions, programs, and more! A current McGill student will lead your tour and speak about our buildings, life in residence, student services, library resources, and clubs and societies. While campus tours don’t include a visit to our McGill Athletics facilities due to time constraints, we encourage you to swing by before or after your tour to see all they have to offer! Reservations are not required.
It’s important to note that tours taking place during the fall and winter final exam periods don’t include visits to our McGill Residences, out of respect for students who are studying for their exams. Please check McGill’s important dates to see if your visit coincides with final exams.
Our historic downtown campus is a green oasis in the heart of Montreal. For a better sense of what life here is like, come visit! See what's included and book your tour below. French tours are also available upon request.
Are you interested in art? Join the McGill Library for a tour of the Public Art on our downtown campus!
The Welcome Centre can arrange special downtown campus tours for groups of students and counsellors. Group tours can be arranged upon request, with a minimum of one week in advance.
Please include the following information with your request. The Welcome Centre will contact you to finalize the details:
- Name of group/school
- Home city
- Number of students & current year of study (ex. 11 students, Grade 11)
- Number of counsellors & parents
- Requested date of visit and suggested time (am/pm)
Getting to McGill
McGill’s downtown campus is centrally located and is easily accessible by public transit. If you’re driving, learn more about parking options near McGill.
Located on the western part of the Island of Montreal, McGill’s Macdonald campus is home to the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition. The beautiful campus is situated 40 kilometres from downtown, in the town of Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, and covers over 1,600 acres from lakeshore to forest.
To visit the Macdonald campus, please make an appointment with the McGill in Mind tool.