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COVID-19 Update:

As a result of the Quebec government’s advisory to close all schools and universities, and cease non-essential mass gatherings, we are obligated to cancel our campus tour programming until June 5, 2020. We sincerely regret not being able to share the campus tour experience with you, and apologize for the inconvenience this decision may cause you. Given the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, it is in the best interests of all to cancel on campus events at this time. If you are considering travelling to Montreal after June 5, and have not yet made travel arrangements, we recommend that you do not book travel at this time. 

Experience McGill firsthand!

What’s included

Downtown campus tours begin at the Welcome Centre, where you’ll find information about undergraduate admissions, programs of study, 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. Outside of your tour, you are invited to consult with a McGill Recruitment Associate (right in the Welcome Centre!) should you have specific questions about application requirements, costs, scholarships & financial aid, and next steps. If you don’t have time for a tour but have questions, we recommend that you visit the Welcome Centre during our designated drop-in hours (see Opening Hours). No appointment is necessary. 

Important Notes: As the privacy and safety of our current students is paramount, there may be times when our tours will not include a visit to McGill Residences. To figure out which Residence might be right for you, consult our housing website in advance of your tour. Virtual tours of residences are also available and we encourage you to check them out online. Our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have about life in Residence on the day of your visit.

Feeling sporty? Due to time constraints, downtown campus tours do not include a visit to the McGill Athletics Facilities. But don't let us stop you! We encourage you to head on up before or after your tour to learn more about the great facilities and programs run by McGill Athletics. Reservations are not required but we ask that you let the Welcome Centre staff know if you plan to visit the facilities (you can enter this is the comment box when you book your tour online).

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 4pm EST (*Closed between 12:00 to 13:30).

Where to REACH US:

Visitor or tour inquiries? Contact the Welcome Centre team! The Welcome Centre is located beside Service Point inside the McLennan Library Building:
3415 McTavish St. (corner Sherbrooke Street West)
Montreal, Quebec H3A 0C8

Recommended drop-in times: 

Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays tend to be busy before and after tours. If you are not participating in a tour but would like to speak with a Recruitment Associate about applying to undergraduate non-professional programs, we recommend that your drop in on a Tuesday or Wednesday during our hours of operation. If you do not possess a conventional basis of admission such as a high school or CEGEP diploma and need additional support, please visit the Welcome Centre on Tuesday or Wednesday mornings from 9:30-10:30 for specific guidance and information.

Book your campus tour

* For school group tours please see below

School Groups

The Welcome Centre can arrange special downtown campus tours for groups of 10 or more students and their counsellors. Group tours can be arranged upon request, with a minimum of one week advanced notice.

Request a group tour


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)


McGill’s downtown campus is centrally located and is easily accessible by public transit and is in walking distance to many hotels. Tours and prospective student inquiries start at the Welcome Centre. When staying in a local hotel, reaching the Welcome Centre by foot, bixi bike, or public transit is highly recommended.

If you are driving to campus, please note parking is extremely limited in the downtown core. Please consult for locations and rates. The nearest McGill paid parking area is located underground in the Bronfman Building (accessed from the lane between Peel and McTavish, just north of Sherbrooke) but space is limited and the cost is $20 for the day and can only be paid in cash (CAD). We recommend looking at options off campus. There are several private non-McGill parking areas open to the public around campus that you should also consider.

Learn more about getting to McGill’s downtown campus


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.