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Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

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Address: | Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, Quebec H3C 6A1, Canada
Phone Number: 514 872 6120
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Activities: Inline skating
Description: Located on Île Notre-Dame, this racetrack hosts a Formula One event but is...
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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Last Saturday morning I rented a scooter and went to the circuit. You can ride in the circuit for free. The speed limit is 30km/h (boring, but safe), but if you are a F1 fan... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Last Saturday morning I rented a scooter and went to the circuit. You can ride in the circuit for free. The speed limit is 30km/h (boring, but safe), but if you are a F1 fan, that's a must do while in Montreal.

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Grande Cache, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Love this course as a Formula spectator! Grand stand 12 for this fan. I truly wish the grand stand areas would be updated to have proper seats and some overhanging covers to protect the spectators from the elements. Every year I have either gotten soaked, or burnt to a crisp. There were promises of improvements, but they have yet to... More 

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Cornwall UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Really well organised loved the free access day on the Thursday just wished they had a few more covered grand stands, got very wet when it rained & just a wee bit scorched when the sun was beating down. Lovely location & a great Grand Prix

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Walked the circuit as I had seen the Grand Prix on TV the previous weekend. Wish I had a bike, car or inline skates cos I think that would have been more fun. Really surprised at the number of fledgling birds at some points around the circuit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Easily accessible, great facilities and wonderful crowd. Lots of areas to watch the race. Recommend taxi there and metro back to town. Event really takes over the whole city and marks the start if summer.

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Norco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Great facility to host a F1 GP. VERY EASY to get to via the Metro, and walking to seat and to the casino is a pleasure

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Good views from the grandstands, have attended the Grand Prix in Montreal 10 times. The stands around the hairpin see the most action. Foods ok, and the only issue is getting back into the metro station which cannot handle the big crowds, if you leave off peak you can avoid this. I've been to Indy for f1 and this is... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We've been to the Grands Prix three times. I want to visit sometime when the cars aren't in town just to see what the Parc looks like without tons of people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The Formula One Grand Prix du Canada is the easiest publicly accessible Grand Prix. You only need to take the Yellow Line Metro to Parc Jean-Drapeau and walk across the Jacques Cartier Bridge and you are there. Grandstand seating at a minimum is required as most of the Circuit is tree lined so General Admission sight lines are limited and... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

When not used for Formula 1 racing, the circuit is mostly used for recreational biking. Advanced cyclists as well as families will enjoy this free activity.

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Address: | Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, Quebec H3C 6A1, Canada
Phone Number: 514 872 6120
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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.