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Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal
(4.5/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Unusual place and really captures when carry out activities with fast and modern machines. Usually on the weekend.
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  • There are so few modern Formula 1 tracks that the average fan could ever get to experience as close Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. As it's on the island that hosted Montreal's Expo 67 world's fair - it re...  more »
  • It pays to know the circuit that has already brought so many emotions to Brazilians. We made the drive with a couple of stops for pictures. Many people skating in the area (we were Sunday) having a great time despite the cold November!
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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.