MON_FRE_LOC_langEN – Intro

Montreal is Canada’s “Bilingual Metropolis”. A North American city with a European flavor, Montreal is proud of its colorful history and excited about its modern progress. Fantastic restaurants, great shopping and a rich cultural life make a visit to this great Canadian city unforgettable!

The MWS Montreal Camps are located on the McGill University Campus.

McGill University is located in the centre of Montreal, at the foot of Mont Royal. It is a beautiful and historic campus dating back to 1821 when it was originally established as an English-speaking university in Quebec. The University is within walking distance to many places of interest in Montreal. It is very close to the metro system allowing the camps to travel and visit attractions throughout the city.

McGill University facilities include:

  • Residences
  • Dining Room
  • Classrooms
  • Theatres
  • Libraries
  • Sports Fields

Exterior of Montreal Camp


McGill University provides an in-house meal service for the camps. Lunches and dinners are also offered in a variety of restaurants in Montreal.

  • 3 meals per day in the University dining hall or in restaurants while on tour
  • Hot and cold choices for all meals (vegetarian entrees always provided)
  • Wide assortment of drinks

Continental breakfast includes: orange/apple juices, various breads (loafs, muffins, croissants, bagels), various cereals, fresh cut fruit and oatmeal

Restaurant meals: a variety of options to choose from at each restaurant, including vegetarian options, hot or cold choices (depending on the meal), salad options and/or soup options

Restaurants of choice: MWS works with a variety of restaurants in Montreal to offer good, nutritious options for all meals. The majority of restaurants used are small, privately owned, with lots of character and attention to quality and service.

Every week students enjoy dining in some of Montreal’s outstanding restaurants.

Breakfast Lunch
(includes soup, salad, desserts)
(includes soup, salad, desserts)
Monday continental breakfast gourmet sandwich bar restaurant meals while on tour
Tuesday continental breakfast macaroni & cheese, beef tacos, sandwiches beef bourguignon, cheese ravioli, couscous
Wednesday continental breakfast restaurant meals while on tour restaurant meals while on tour
Thursday continental breakfast chicken parmesan, cheese cannelloni roast pork, mashed potatoes, tofu stir fry
Friday continental breakfast restaurant meals while on tour veal, beans, beef stew, vegetarian stew, rice
Saturday continental breakfast jumbo hot dogs, dollar chips, chili (vegetable) roast chicken, potatoes, vegetable couscous
Sunday continental breakfast restaurant meals while on tour restaurant meals while on tour

Montreal dining hall


Students and staff at the MWS Montreal Camps live in the residences of McGill University. The rooms are clean, comfortable and simple.

  • Residences divided according to sex and age of the students
  • Rooms have single beds (single and double room accommodation)
  • Bedding is supplied but not towels (bed linen changed weekly)
  • Semi-private and shared washrooms
  • Spacious common/activity rooms
  • 24-hour security

Montreal student room


Residential students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to Montreal. Upon arrival at the airport, train or bus station, the MWS Montreal Camps staff is there to meet and welcome the students.

Transfers to the camps are by private bus service (if arriving as part of a group) or by limousine cars if arriving as individuals or in small groups. P.E. Trudeau airport is approximately 30 minutes away from the centre of the city and the MWS Montreal Camps.

Day Programme students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the camps daily.

Transportation to excursions during the camp programmes is by local public transit, which includes subways and buses. The public transit system is the safest, cleanest, easiest and fastest way to travel in Montreal.

Comfortable coach buses transport the students on full day excursions to Quebec City and Ottawa.

Students at Montreal Metro stop