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Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal

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Admire an impressive race track, used throughout the year for a host of recreational activities, at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. First opened in 1978, the track provides the venue for the Formula One Canadian Grand Prix. Instead of laying dormant for the rest of the year, the track opens to the public as part of a park located on the same artificial island. Come here to run, bike, skate, and drive on the professional race track, admiring the design of its 13 turns and viewing platforms. For Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and beyond, use our Montreal trip builder to get the most from your Montreal vacation.
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  • Went for a look in winter and is just a walk on Tarmac. The barricades were still up and can see the marshals areas. Took some pics and walked on the track for a bit. I think this would be better in s...  more »
  • We had the opportunity to watch Saturday's practice, was a Director, a childhood dream come true.
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  • I liked this unique experience to walk, even with a medium unfit, a formula 1 circuit that has no particular attractiveness; to appreciate this interest must undoubtedly have a minimum F1 otherwise is a waste of time.
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  • One of my favourite places in the city for biking. Something about riding on the F1 track gives me a mental boost and compels me to pedal faster. The track is great for sprints and also for doing a few loops for distance. There are usually other cyclists on the track which triggers a bit of a competitive spirit in everyone to pedal a bit harder again. The track is split up for vehicle traffic and allows for pedestrians, rollerbladers, joggers, cyclists, etc. It's a beautiful location full of great scenery adjacent to the track and there's a great view of Montreal across the river. Access is easy from the South Shore or the Island of MTL. Definitely a place to visit, you have to see it to enjoy it.
  • My first F1 race! It was a ton of fun and there was a lot to see. However they could do better with viewing for general admission. I know that you can only expect so much but there is a lot of the track completely out of view from anybody, I would also have definitely liked more screens. There were hardly any and it was really the only way to keep track of what was happening.
  • The island itself is beautiful. There's lots of thing to do on ile st helene. You can go to the beach, casino, la ronde, enjoy a nice stroll through the forest, etc. It's a nature vibe right outside the city.
  • The Race Track is too good. I watched the race from the Popular 2 Grandstand, since there was no TV in vicinity, we were mostly blinded of what was happening in the race. There was live radio commentary but I could not take advantage of this. The 2 jets flying over the racetrack, right after the Anthem was played, is really the icing on the cake. The ground staff including security personnel were very courteous.
  • 1, 2, 3, 4... 20! Doing laps on this circuit is splendide. Cycling has never been so smooth.