WELCOME CENTRE & campus tours
The Welcome Centre is the natural first stop for any student, parent or guidance counsellor planning to visit McGill's downtown campus.
Our Centre arranges guided tours and the opportunity to attend a class. Drop in if you have program or admission questions and our staff will be happy to assist!
Location: 3415 McTavish Street (corner Sherbrooke), Montreal, Quebec
Hours: Monday to Friday - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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! All tours begin at the Welcome Centre, where you’ll also find information about admissions, the campus, and a whole lot more!
See what's included and book your tour below! French tours are also available upon request.
Tours are conducted by McGill students and focus on our buildings, life in residence, student services, library resources, and clubs and societies. Campus tours don’t visit McGill Athletics & Recreation facilities due to time constraints. However, we encourage you to swing by before or after your weekday campus tour to get a sense of all that they have to offer! Reservations aren’t required.
It’s also important to note that tours taking place during fall and winter final exam periods don’t include McGill Residences, out of respect for studying students. Please check McGill’s important dates to see if your visit coincides with final exams.
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.