Experience McGill firsthand!
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).
Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 4pm EST (*Closed between 12:00 to 13:30).
** Please note the Welcome Centre will be closed the week of February 4, 2019 to February 8, 2019 (inclusive). No tours will be offered.**
Where to REACH US:
3415 McTavish St. (corner Sherbrooke Street West)
Montreal, Quebec H3A 0C8
Recommended drop-in times:
* For school group tours please see below
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.
- 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
If you are driving to campus, please note parking is extremely limited in the downtown core. Please consult mcgill.ca/transport/parking/downtown/visitors 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.
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.
GETTING TO MONTREAL
You’ll land at Trudeau International Airport (aka Dorval). You can get downtown with either the public transit 747 bus or by taxi (flat rate to downtown zone). You can also pick-up a rental car at the airport.