Circuit Gilles VilleneuveCurrently Open
- Address: Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montréal, H3C 6A1, Montreal, Canada
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: 1-5143500000
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Sport, Entertainment, Race Track, Family And Kids
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve - Review
The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is a professional racing circuit in Montreal, Quebec. Boundaries running across some parts of the circuit have tripped up numerous reputable drivers over the years. An especially notorious part of the circuit is the divider on the outside of the passageway from the starting line. Try and visit during the racing season. In 2009, the thirty year old Canadian Grand Prix of Formula One at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve was unfortunately dropped from the 2009 Formula One logbook and supplanted with the inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. On November 27, 2009, Quebec's authorities and Canadian Grand Prix organizers declared a settlement with the main authoritative bodies of the Formula One Administration and marked the beginning of another five-year contract crossing the 2010–2014 seasons. If visiting off season, the track is still open to biking, skating or a simply walking down St. Lawrence River and downtown Montreal.
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Information
- Get tickets for the racing season.
How To reach Circuit Gilles Villeneuve by Public Transport
- Metro Station: Parc Jean-Drapeau (Line 4)
Restaurants Near Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
- Via Fortuna
- Le Buffet
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Things to Know Before Visiting Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
28.39% of people who visit Montreal include Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in their plan
4 PM - 5 PM
35.43% of people start their Circuit Gilles Villeneuve visit around 4 PM - 5 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
93.29% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
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Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal Reviews
Beautiful place. If you go for a drive you can not speed up as in F1 (there is 30 km/h speed limit), but it is still awesome and you will experience in first person the Montreal circuit. You can also enjoy the circuit riding a bike or walking. The circuit in on an island on the river next to the city if Montreal, that allows you to enjoy amazing views of the city and take great pictures of it. Around the circuit there are plenty of green areas where you can relax and have a nice picnic. There is also a beach and a casino. If you like architecture, you can go around and discover some beautiful buildings from the Montreal expo 1967. For sure you won't get bored on this little island!
I come here for Formula 1. The circuit is EASY to get too. Just hop on the subway and you are there. The best place to watch the race is the hairpin! You can also do a track walk when the racing isn't there.
Always a fun track to watch a race at. There is also a lot of things to do in between the races. There were booths by a lot of the sponsors. I even got a discount on gas from Esso. Most of the booths have interactive elements however the lines can get long, especially on the Sunday. I had a general admission ticket which does not give you a dedicated seat but it does allow you to sit anywhere not marked off near the track. I was able to get very close to the cars and I brought my camping chair which is 1 million times better than the metal bleachers without a backrest which most of the grandstand tickets are. I will definitely be going back next year. It was a blast.
Awesome spot for cycling. There's a lot of athletes who go and train there. The road is super smooth and the cyclists are separated from the cars throughout the circuit. You just have to check on their website to see if it's open before making the trip there, because they close it during events as it wouldn't be safe to use the track during these times.
Got to drive around on the circuit, although the speed limit was 30km/h. Also it was pouring rain and one of the corners were flooded. Entry was free so no complaints there. We were there on a weekday so the track was quite open.