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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  • August 14, 2017
    On holiday in Canada Montreal and of course I had to visit the F1 circuit as a formula 1 fan. Now it was my turn on on the bicycle (rental please a bicycle in Montreal, and better yet: in Toronto, but that's another story). You won't be the only cyclist, because there are countless cyclists doing to train, but also to relax. Take a picture on the grid is not rated by them. PS. the circuit is not always open, so check first if you can.
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  • August 11, 2017
    We came here for the F1 this year and we certainly had an incredible time. The circuit is awesome! My only advice is if you are a wheelchair user or companion to seriously consider your travel to and ...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    We can take a drive through the circuit to experience the thrills of F1 driving. A little difficult to locate the site, as the turn is a sharp one off a bridge.  more »
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  • June 14, 2017
    Was there for the Grand Prix 2017. Was quite well organized for such a massive event, albeit a long enough wait time on Friday, which was rectified for Saturday and Sunday. Top notch facilities once inside. The event evolves from year to year, keeping it fresh and interesting. For 2017, the classic F1 cars were absolutely amazing.
  • June 14, 2017
    Attended the Canadian Grand Prix here and loved it. General admission area though cheap does'nt provide good views. Grandstands have excellent views but 1. Carry your own cushions 2. No shade so best to have sunblock and hats for summer months.
  • June 25, 2017
    I have been here for the last 3 years..... All well except for one thing that is spoiling everything. For all the money you spend on sitting on one of the grandstands, they sit you down on metal benches. Just grandstand 1 has seats , I believe. These benches are massively uncomfortable.... You have no space and no back support. It is absolutely the most uncomfortable race on the calendar for spectators. Look around at other circuits , where they have nice seating...... Actually: the rowing area beside the circuit has nice seats. ... At least you can go there in-between and rest your back. for that: this circuit gets this lousy rating.
  • June 13, 2017
    Great formula one race venue. Prepare to walk a lot and make sure you bring sunscreen. Would highly recommend getting a grandstand seat, as there are limited amounts of general admission areas.
  • June 20, 2017
    The F1 experience here is mind blowing. If you're on the Senna Corner prepare to walk. Police are morons for event parking and taxi drop off so prep for that as best as you can. Fairly liberal drink and cooler policy, BYOB.

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