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Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Ville-Marie)
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Ranked #17 of 244 Attractions in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Race Car Tracks, Jogging Paths/ Tracks
Activities: Inline skating
Description: 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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Sligo, Ireland
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83 reviews 83 reviews
58 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Myself, my sister and my mother rented bikes to cycle out to the island. It was a leisurely cycle the whole way (although the wind on the bridge made it tough going!) and once on the track we had great run racing each other. However we ended up cycling through a swarm of bugs. Ok, I thought, it will be... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The pre-experience was slightly disorganized but once you finally get in the car (I was in a lamborghini) you get to drive a powerful vehicle with an experienced driver by your side. I originally bought one turn of the track through groupon but was convinced to purchase 3. I am very glad I did since you won't get the full... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Interesting and definitely a nice experience as it is close to the biosphere and in a very green space.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

If you're a cyclist like myself, there is nothing greater in Montreal to do. From the ride over the St. Lawrence River, to the rush you get when your wheels first hit the same pavement F1 drivers driver on, awesome front, back and side-to-side.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I regularly go a few laps on two wheels. It's a great place for cyclists! I especially recommend the circuit to cyclists who want a great paved circuit to go all-out and test their limits!

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Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The best part of this circuit is that you can get on it with your vehicule :) This means that Bike, motorbike, car, skateboard, blades - anything with wheels. Hell, you can even walk it. You can't race on it (there are pedestrians) but still there's nithing like the feeling of driving on a real race track (especially after driving... More

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Montreal, Canada
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16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Apart from the world famous Formula 1 this is great for biking and roller bladeing when it is open to the public. [free]. You can approach it from either of Montreal's 2 bridges: the Jacques Cartier or the Estacade next to the Champlain bridge from Nun's Island. This is fantastic for testing your speed and endurance since the pavement is... More

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Brampton, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Site of the F1 race for many years, a great weekend of racing activities, make sure to bring your own water, snacks and beer in a cooler. Wear comfortable shoes and expect to walk a lot. Take the METRO subway for a fast trip, lots of good places to see the action, but going home after the race will take... More

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Montreal
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52 reviews 52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Montrealers like to assume the affectation that they are hockey fans to the exclusion of all else. That formula one racing doesn't exist. That "Eurotrash" descends upon the city once a year when the F1 circus comes to town. The truth is far from it. Interest in F1 is deeply ingrained within the City, the Province, and indeed the Country.... More

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Austin, Texas
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I would say the #1 reason why we came to Montreal, but then again we were also at a Stag party so I could be lying. The track is great located near the casino and a unique european style compared to Circuit of the Americas that is out in a Texas Cow patty field. Best part they let us walk... More

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