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Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

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Parc Jean-Drapeau
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Address: | Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, Quebec H3C 6A1, Canada
Phone Number: 514 872 6120
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Located on Île Notre-Dame, this racetrack hosts a Formula One event but...

Located on Île Notre-Dame, this racetrack hosts a Formula One event but is a popular locale for in-line skating the rest of the year.

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Great for F1 fan

Allowed to walk, or cycle the full circuit, climb the gantry on start/finish line and stand on the starting grid

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Steve S

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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Allowed to walk, or cycle the full circuit, climb the gantry on start/finish line and stand on the starting grid

Thank Steve S
Romsey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Travelling with my husband who's a sports nut - we picked up a couple of Biki bikes from outside the metro station and cycled round the circuit early one morning. a great track to follow and for the non-F1 fan I enjoyed the scenery, flat track and peace and quiet from cycling round in October in the fall colours. It... More 

Thank Kat M
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was nothing on at the venue when we were there but there was no magic about the place as there is at other circuits we have visited on non-event days. The whole place is run down and in need of renovation if it to be seen as a true legacy of the Olympic games.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Watching a F1 race was a dream for me since I was a kid and it came true when I was in Canada. Luckily, the Canadian Grand Prix was in the corner and I got myself a ticket for the grandstand. Montreal is itself a beautiful city and visiting the circuit was an enthralling experience. It`s so well maintained and... More 

Thank Rahullohia08
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do you want to get comfortable on your aerobars? Test your VO2 max? Practice technical skills? Do time trials? Go really fast? The CGV is one of the safest place in Montreal to work on your basic cycling skills. The 4.3 km flat loops are where I spent most of my summer and I can't believe what a difference this... More 

Thank Jennifer C
Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Other than the expensive tickets, easy access by Metro to this World Class venue and event. Lots of hoopla the week before as well.

Thank tjsteve
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Go, it's wonderful and the time of year is held is spectacular. Car racing at its best and I don't even like that! It's just too much fun!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

...well, except maybe for Monaco! Montreal loves their F1 race. Not only is this course beautiful--I mean "national park" beautiful--the whole city parties 24/7 during F1 week. I've been to many F1 races and this one is the most fun because it has the most-involved locals. Street parties rage all night long. Expect to pay at least double the regular... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Something to see if you're there but don't go out of your way. Fun to ride a bike around, or drive as other did while we rode.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

The absolute best pavement in the whole damn province! Perfect for that time when you want to go as fast as possible on your bicycle. You can even measure your speed on the straight-away. Beware though, you're not the only one on the track, and some Montrealers think they own the damn thing (but that's only because it really is... More 

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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, and exploration. Old exhibitions still straddle the newest entertainment complexes, including the high-flying roller coasters of La Ronde Amusement Park and the brightly-lit Casino de Montréal. From the springtime on, families crowd the sandy beaches with candy-striped umbrellas, and rowers take to the Olympic Basin, where the spherical American Pavilion and the high brick Tour de Lévis provide an atypical backdrop. A short metro trip carries visitors and locals to this vacationing spot, providing leisure and activity outside of the inner city.