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the Formula i arrives in town

Easily accessible by metro for an early start at the F! races. Also a good venue for cyclists who... read more

Reviewed January 8, 2019
Montreal, Canada
F1 race in June

The whole area is great, and even better when the F1 race is on. The area get's transformed into a... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Toronto, 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 January 8, 2019

Easily accessible by metro for an early start at the F! races. Also a good venue for cyclists who want to stretch their speed on velo.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank chrisedgell
Reviewed December 11, 2018

The whole area is great, and even better when the F1 race is on. The area get's transformed into a crazy spectacle for all race fans. Events, tons of people and no lack of alcohol make it a wonderful weekend.

Date of experience: June 2018
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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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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January 12, 2019|
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Response from chrisedgell | Reviewed this property |
metro is best choice
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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