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Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

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Address: Montreal, Quebec, 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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Loved my slow stroll around a section of this track.

I was a big formula one fan growing up, so this was a must do in Montreal. I was delighted to discover you can walk around sections of the track. Its crazy to think about the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I was a big formula one fan growing up, so this was a must do in Montreal. I was delighted to discover you can walk around sections of the track. Its crazy to think about the speeds that the races used to be on this track as you slowly go around corners. Kinda puts you back in your childhood memories.

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Barre, Vermont, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Excellent venue to watch a race, lots to do and see, not too high end but has knowledgeable fans. Big enough without being overwhelming. Not too much people herding, generally a great experience for fans and not so much fans.

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Caledon
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

It's winter and covered in snow, but we still drove on part of the circuit...it was a thrill to be on the F1 track. ....and NO potholes!!

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Ottawa, Canada
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Every summer thousands come to see here the F1 race, one weekend usually early in June. This is a race track on an island, adjacent to Isle Saint Helene and on the south/east bank of the St.Laurent River in Montreal Quebec. The parking facilities are few near the track; wise fans will park well away and either walk/bus or subway... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I read you could drive on it, for free and without special permission. Well, we tried and we saw ourselves standing at the pole position, on the starting grid of the circuit Gilles villeneuve!! We drove around on the frozen icy road, covered by snow and I guess due to the freezing temperature, we didn't see anyone walking/skiing nor any... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Do i need to go further, great for weddings, cycling, paddle boating. Something to see 100% close to the Casino

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Burlington, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I visited the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve for the annual Formula 1 race and had a lovely time. The metro stop directly at the track which makes it convenient for visitors. There are ample toilets and food stands. It is quite a bit of a walk to make your way to the other side of the track depending on where your... More 

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Connecticut
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Prices went out of sight. Was $35 now $400 I stay home and watch on TV after 22 years of going to Canada

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Sawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Easy access to and from the venue. Lots of good viewing points and a great atmosphere. Not too far from the city centre

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

Being on an island does limit access to and from the circuit, saying that they are well organised, after the race it took only 2 hours and I was once again in down town montreal, because it's a Grand Prix it's hard to compare with other Grand Prix, because each place has its memories, saying that, Montreal GP weekend is... More 

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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.