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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
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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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Spent many hours biking on the track

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Ottawa, Canada
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Both of the color run races i did were great, but people got stuck in a few places that were narrow, everything else was great especially the views of the city from across the river!

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Drammen, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy in and easy out. When going to se the F1 race here i feared that using the subway system in Montreal would be a bottleneck but i was wrong. It went more or less smoothly the entire weekend. Thought i would start with that. The raceweekend was awesome. Nice people working at the shops (both for food and accessories)... More 

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Thank Sindre B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have had countless fun family times roller blading or biking around the track. It is free to the public and you can rent Bixi bikes near by. Just take the metro to Jean-Drapeau and grab a bixi bike from there. There is a charge for the bike but it's not much. I think the last Sunday of the month... More 

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Thank Jeannie-Marie L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a motorsport fan it was great to have the opportunity to walk the circuit in Montreal. The entire circuit is open, access is also available to the pitlane; some of the garages were open also. The circuit is split down the middle to designate lanes for cars and pedestrians / cyclists. If you are a fan of F1 /... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here as my partner is a big F1 fan. When the track isn't in use for that you can go around via foot or cycling. We decided to walk the track which was nice and as a F1 fan, my partner loved it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove to Montreal so we were able to bring our won bikes. We stayed downtown but it was easy to ride over to the track. Actually riding on the track and across the finish line was a lot of fun - and a unique riding experience. Along the way we took a short detour off the track to the... More 

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were able to rent push bikes and cycle around the F1 track and it was brilliant. You pass the pool and casino and if you enjoy cycling, it is well worth doing this for a couple of hours.

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Thank SteveandAliOB
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was here for the F1 race. The grounds are very unkempt with lots of weeds, broken fences and things just generally abandoned and falling apart. The facilities have seen better days. With the F1 race setup there is only a single pedestrian walkway to access various parts of the track so it gets very crowded. There are also long walks... More 

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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.