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Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

| Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, Quebec H3C 6A1, Canada
+1 514-872-6120
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If you are into cycling, take your bike on a dedicated bike path over to Ile Notre Dame and cycle... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2015
Erin, Canada
Ride an F1 track

Probably the only F1 track in the world you can bike on without traffic and actually be on the... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2015
Cincinnati, Ohio
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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 cyclists, pedestrians and inline skates enthusiasts from May 15 to September 4, 2017 due to the mounting, the hosting and demounting of major events, to maintenance work done on the circuit in preparation for the Grand Prix du Canada, and to the STM bus circuit to Jean-Dore beach. This partial closure means two things: • The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve will be accessible to cyclists, pedestrians and inline skates enthusiasts for only 43 non consecutive days this summer, from May 15 to September 4, 2017. Visite the Parc Jean-Drapeau website for the detailed schedule. • A portion of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, the "Hairpin" area, will be inaccessible at all time time from May 15 to September 4, 2017.
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| Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, Quebec H3C 6A1, Canada
Parc Jean-Drapeau
+1 514-872-6120
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Reviewed August 10, 2015

If you are into cycling, take your bike on a dedicated bike path over to Ile Notre Dame and cycle the F1 course.

Thank DonnaLA1
Reviewed August 9, 2015

Probably the only F1 track in the world you can bike on without traffic and actually be on the course. We were there on a Sunday and it was very fun especially with other cyclists. It is amazing how narrow it is especially when you...More

1  Thank chrisjacobs3796
Reviewed August 9, 2015

what a great time cycling around the track, this plus more on a "Bike and Beer" tour", even better as it was free and part of the tour.

Thank Ian M
Reviewed August 8, 2015

Partner and I are huge F1 fans...but also love walking. Unfortunately here at the start of July, so missed the Grand Prix, but as we love walking couldn't turn down the opportunity to walk the track. Amazed that there are no fixed grandstands!! I've watched...More

1  Thank Chris C
Reviewed August 6, 2015

The island in Montreal is worth the visit, they usually have festivals here in the summer and places to eat. The F1 races and Nascar are here around June or July and it brings a lot of people. You can take the metro underground from...More

Thank Frank M
Reviewed August 5, 2015

The race track is open for people to walk, cycle and drive around. You can hire bikes near the bridge that leads from the bio-dome. What an experience to walk on the track. You can see the pit lane et .

Thank kjm227
Reviewed August 3, 2015

The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve track was open to the public to drive, cycle, and walk along it. I can only imagine the atmosphere on the race days, looked really impressive. This is a must see for any F1 or even any racing fan!!

Thank reltub23
Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

Great fun to hire bikes and ride the circuit just $10 an hour. You can go round slowly twice in an hour and stop to see the pits. Nice park in the middle too you can explore by bike or on foot.

Thank wateladze
Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

Great fun to walk or cycle round the track, completely free except if you want to drive around the track (I'm not 100% sure though) and your top speed is limited to 30km/h. It's a shame you can't visit the actual pits, if you walk...More

Thank Ben S
Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

If you take the beech bus from the metro, this goes part way along the circuit and it is funny to see the starting grid of the grand Prix on a bus journey !

Thank adam_nwuk
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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Stephen D
Can I bring a backpack into the race? And if so what size does it need to be.
June 3, 2017|
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Response from Christian G | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, at all times; I have brought one every day I've gone, every year I've gone. They do check it, though.
Julia B
I have tickets in Row C in grandstand across from pits. Is Row C three rows from the top (high) or three rows from the bottom?
May 21, 2017|
Response from ronpare8 | Reviewed this property |
i believe its from the bottom
Michael H
Hello, I am going to attend the F1 race. I recall that last year, rather then using the Metro to leave, we walked to the south end of the island, and then I think to the south east, where my family picked us up with the car. This allowed us to make a fast exit. Looking at the map, I guess we must have been in the St. Lambert area. If we were to stay out there, can one ENTER the track in the same way? Would tickets be inspected somewhere near the south end of the property, or would we have to walk all the way up to the gates where the crowds exiting the Metro gain access? Thanks, Mike
April 28, 2017|
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Response from Rita S | Reviewed this property |
Dear Michael I think you would have to walk all along to the main gate again unfortunately,, but anyways check the website cause they said that this year There will be new rules! Check it to be sure Sorry could't help... More