Ideal Location

McMaster University is located in the beautiful west-end of the City of Hamilton. Situated at the foot of the Niagara Escarpment, Hamilton is also less than an hour trip by bus, train, or car to Toronto, and boasts world-class conservation areas, cycling routes, and the largest number of water falls of any city in North America.

McMaster University, Main Campus

McMaster's Main Campus is bicycle and pedestrian friendly and easily accessible by municipal (HSR bus service) and GO Transit.

Start experiencing all of the exciting things that McMaster University has to offer you by taking a quick virtual tour of the campus.

Campus Surroundings

McMaster is fortunate to be located in an area that is rich in natural beauty and ecological and geological diversity.

Cootes Paradise

Take a lunch hour hike on the most captivating environmentally significant marshland, rich with wildlife and exotic scenery. Cootes Paradise is a part of Hamilton's Royal Botanical Gardens

The Phoenix Bar & Grill and Bridges Café

Check out The Phoenix, a cozy pub-style restaurant on the top floor of the Refectory (one of McMaster’s original buildings) overlooking a beautiful treed ravine. On the lower level you will find Bridges, a 100% vegetarian Café.

McMaster Museum of Art

Our on-campus museum houses some of the greatest works of art in the world.  The Museum serves as a rich resource of information in the area of visual and historical art. For exhibition and other information, visit their website.

W. J. McCallion Planetarium

Be amazed by the view of the stars and the great commentary by the astronomers who conduct the show.  For more information on show times call (905) 525-9140 ext 27777 or visit the Planetarium website.

McMaster University, Downtown Centre

Located at 50 Main Street East, McMaster’s Downtown Centre is conveniently situated in the core of Hamilton and is very well-serviced by local transit and all out-of-town buses that arrive and depart from Hamilton's GO Centre.

Campus Convenience


Hospitality Services provides exciting, health foods by offering 16 dining outlets on campus.

Union Market and MUSC Services

Located in the room 110 of the McMaster University Student Centre (MUSC), this one-of-a-kind marketplace run by the McMaster Student's Union (MSU) has all of your campus essentials: coffee, bagels,  and more coffee.  They've got a lot of other products you might be interested in as well, like sandwiches, chips, chocolate bars, salads, yogurt, fruit and all kinds of ice cold drinks.

Just down the hall is an old fashioned style general store with an extensive line of grocery and hygiene products to meet all of your needs. StarBucks, Tim Hortons, a LifeTouch portrait studio, Booster Juice Stand, Design and Copy Centre, and Dental Hygenist are also located in the Student Centre.

Campus Store

Located in the basement of Gilmour Hall, Campus Store features an extensive general book and magazine selection, crested fashion clothing, giftware and stationary.  In addition, you’ll find all the electronic hardware, software and peripherals you could ever need.

Health Sciences Centre

A florist, pharmacy, hairdresser, print shop, gift store and travel agency are among the many shops conveniently located within the Health Sciences Centre.


All of our top-notch libraries have internet access. Explore what each has to offer: 



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