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Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

| Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, Quebec H3C 6A1, Canada
+1 514-872-6120
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the best Formula 1 race in the Americas

Very well organized, they have free party in the park. The track is great and the race the best... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Christian R

My brother and I attended the Formula 1 race here in June 2017 and we had a good time. The race... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Located on Ile Notre-Dame, the 4.361 km-long Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve hosts the Grand Prix du Canada, as well as biking, in-line skating, jogging and walking enthusiasts! PARTIAL CLOSURE The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve will be partially closed to cyclists, pedestrians and inline skates enthusiasts from May 15 to September 4, 2017 due to the mounting, the hosting and demounting of major events, to maintenance work done on the circuit in preparation for the Grand Prix du Canada, and to the STM bus circuit to Jean-Dore beach. This partial closure means two things: • The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve will be accessible to cyclists, pedestrians and inline skates enthusiasts for only 43 non consecutive days this summer, from May 15 to September 4, 2017. Visite the Parc Jean-Drapeau website for the detailed schedule. • A portion of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, the "Hairpin" area, will be inaccessible at all time time from May 15 to September 4, 2017.
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| Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, Quebec H3C 6A1, Canada
Parc Jean-Drapeau
+1 514-872-6120
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very well organized, they have free party in the park. The track is great and the race the best. Transportation to the circuit is easy

Thank Christian R
Reviewed 4 days ago

My brother and I attended the Formula 1 race here in June 2017 and we had a good time. The race itself was great. The track is very cool . The track is on an island and that makes it very difficult to get off...More

Thank jwestjr85
Reviewed 5 days ago

*OVERVIEW* A fantastic weekend on a classic Formula 1 track, not expensive, a lot of walking and long cues; open grandstand not covering from weather, un confortable benches without backrest (except Grandstand 1); besides the cons a lot of fun an unforgettable weekend. ___________Details__________ *TICKET*...More

Thank JCFondeur
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had planned this trip for two years and sought advice on the best viewing stand which came down to 11 or 12. Having spoken to a local at a previous race and from research stand 11 looked better. The company would not allow you...More

Thank Trevor B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Attended Canandian F1 race for first time. Had fun but did not expect the long walking required everyday to get from Metro. all the way arounf to Senna Turn 2. Great views once there, but after 3 to 4 days of being in hot sun...More

Thank TIM B
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fabulous atmosphere, before, during and after the race. Fantastic seat in Stand 34 at the far hairpin. Can recommend this stand.

Thank Raj K
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've now attended the F1 race in Montreal twice. It's so easy to get to the track by taking the metro, but be prepared to walk a lot once you get there. The closest grandstands to the metro station are probably at the hairpin, but...More

Thank 705jillianl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to get to thanks to the great Metro. Easy to find your seats with good staff. Only real grumble was the price of the beer $8can for half a Heineken !!!. Overall very good

Thank Ellis M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great track, easy to get to via the Metro. Love the old style tracks where fans are close to the track. Friday morning was a mess though...only one entrance open, 40+ min wait from metro to ticket scan.

Thank pmmnc
Reviewed 1 week ago

My first visit to Montreal and an F1 race. It sure is a long walk from the entrance to pit road. The sun and heat had everyone searching for shade, so many people were packed behind the food stands under the few trees around. Much...More

Thank WaynesTravels
Parc Jean-Drapeau
The islands of Saint-Helene and Notre-Dame together
make up the anchored fabric of Parc Jean-Drapeau. The
mostly man-made grounds were built to be the site of
the 1967 World's Fair, and the chiefly car-free space
still retains its inherited carnival character. A
wonderland of foliage and flora awaits at the Jardins
des Floralies, with its expanse of pond-marked
wetlands making it perfect for hiking, nature walks,
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Stephen D
Can I bring a backpack into the race? And if so what size does it need to be.
4 June 2017|
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Response from Christian G | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, at all times; I have brought one every day I've gone, every year I've gone. They do check it, though.
Julia B
I have tickets in Row C in grandstand across from pits. Is Row C three rows from the top (high) or three rows from the bottom?
21 May 2017|
Response from ronpare8 | Reviewed this property |
i believe its from the bottom
Michael H
Hello, I am going to attend the F1 race. I recall that last year, rather then using the Metro to leave, we walked to the south end of the island, and then I think to the south east, where my family picked us up with the car. This allowed us to make a fast exit. Looking at the map, I guess we must have been in the St. Lambert area. If we were to stay out there, can one ENTER the track in the same way? Would tickets be inspected somewhere near the south end of the property, or would we have to walk all the way up to the gates where the crowds exiting the Metro gain access? Thanks, Mike
29 April 2017|
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Response from Rita S | Reviewed this property |
Dear Michael I think you would have to walk all along to the main gate again unfortunately,, but anyways check the website cause they said that this year There will be new rules! Check it to be sure Sorry could't help... More