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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

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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Quirky attraction for F1 / motorsport fans

The F1 track is very close to the city centre, and we had an enjoyable 60/90 minutes walking the track. A great chance to literally walk, run, cycle, or drive a working F1 circuit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The F1 track is very close to the city centre, and we had an enjoyable 60/90 minutes walking the track. A great chance to literally walk, run, cycle, or drive a working F1 circuit - and get a photo with the (in)famous Wall of Champions! Probably best avoided by non F1 fans however.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a bucket list item for me to check out a live formula 1 race and i was lucky enough to accomplish that earlier this summer; I actually had bought tickets for the entire weekend but i was able to only make it for the main event i.e. race day; Although the track is sort of on the older... More 

Thank DevToutu
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good circuit with easy access via underground from both sides of city. Well organised staffing and great view.

Thank sarahcK781SR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hire bikes and enjoy the thrills and spills of all the corners. take a breath in the pit lanes then back out to complete your lap. Great fun.

Thank AngelaM1
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting for formulae one fans. Can drive around the course at 30 kmh but is better to cycle around.

Thank Gordon B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took time out to check the F1 track. Great for exercising, jogging, roller blading, cycling but little else of great interest

Thank Steve32Yorkshire
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can walk around the whole circuit which is used by cyclists and roller bladers. I looked for the wall of champions section (that so many of the drivers get wrong and crash into - look at youtube). It is the last part of the final chicane before starting the straight to the finish line. Then I got onto the... More 

Thank Barry S
Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rent a bike in Old Port (not from bike share - those only have 3 speeds) and try to keep up with the serious cyclists doing laps on the F1 circuit. It's a lot of fun if you like burning lungs and burning thighs :). Or go for a more leisurely ride around (make sure you stay to the right)... More 

Thank gwwyjjliu
Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to stay active on our vacation and fortunately it's so easy and cheap to cycle using Bixi Bike Montreal. One day we took our bikes over the bridge onto the island and got to ride along the Circuit which was a nice and long ride. There are bike paths all along the island but sadly not enough bixi... More 

Thank Sue P
Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

When there aren't events the track is open to bikers and roller bladers. It is a lot of fun and getting there is also a nice bike ride.

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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.