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Formula One Week

We had a brilliant weekend at the GP. Had seats right at grid position 2 with great views of... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2018
Dundee, United Kingdom
via mobile
Lovely all year round

This oval is essentially home of the formula one gracing our city every june. It is called the... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
Montreal, Canada
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Located on Ile Notre-Dame, the 4.361 km-long Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve hosts the Grand Prix du Canada, as well as biking, in-line skating, jogging and walking enthusiasts! PARTIAL CLOSURE The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve will be partially closed to...more
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Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

We had a brilliant weekend at the GP. Had seats right at grid position 2 with great views of track and right into pits. Track is in a brilliant position on a man made island and the walk in from the Metro station through parkland,...More

Thank Gauldie2015
Reviewed September 16, 2018

This oval is essentially home of the formula one gracing our city every june. It is called the Gilles Villeneuve circuit in memory of our great formula one star racer bearing that name. Next door to our casino, former french pavillion of Expo 67, it...More

Thank nikyfral
Reviewed August 24, 2018

Firstly, great idea by them to have a 30kph speed limit with the threat of fines, because there's no way without that in place I wasn't heading into that last chicane and seeing just how close I could get my Corolla to the Wall of...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed August 17, 2018

Probably a great place to be on grand prix weekend but if just a casual visit then it's a road circuit which you can walk part of but thats about it...unless we missed something.

Thank ShaunL
Reviewed July 10, 2018

We drove it on a Toyota Minivan at 30 kmph. The race had just taken place 3 weeks before so part of the stands were still there. The kids just laughed at me making the noise of the F1`s and shouting it in the car.

1  Thank Paco A
Reviewed July 2, 2018

I really love this track. Be prepared to do a lot of walking, and ladies make sure you wear comfortable shoes. Our backpacks are usually filled with beer and sunscreen lol, but that's really all you need. The track has a ton of food options,...More

1  Thank Tipsy_Butterfly
Reviewed June 26, 2018

Be prepared to walk... and walk. We went for the F1 race, and it was a very long walk around the track. Go early, stay late, be patient and enjoy the experience. If you attend an event with lots of people and you are in...More

1  Thank ckbh
Reviewed June 24, 2018

This circuit is 4.5km in length and is setup as a biking course for most of the summer. The course is rather flat with small ups and downs. It is a rather fast course and you can count on going 3-5km/h faster than road biking.

Thank robotraveller2017
Reviewed June 19, 2018

This year's race was under idea weather conditions and the first lap had a little excitement as did the second last when the checkered flag was waved early! Crowds were busy but very Canadian, lots to see and do on the island, food was great...More

Reviewed June 18, 2018

Beautifully situated. Just make sure to arrive earlier as there is a bottleneck at security on bridges during the GP.

Thank nimblenomad
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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,
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July 19, 2018|
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Response from isabelles2601 | Property representative |
When the circuit is closed, you can not walk on it, and to see if it is close or open, look at the calendar on the Parc Jean-Drapeau Web Site.
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June 10, 2018|
Response from Isabelle S |
There is no reserved parking for spectators at the track. It is possible to reserve a parking space near a metro station or the Old Port of Montreal water shuttle.
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June 7, 2018|
Response from isabelles2601 | Property representative |
Yes you can, but it is must be smaller than 18 in X 9 in X 10 in
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