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Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

| Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, Quebec H3C 6A1, Canada
+1 514-872-6120
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Fantastic Venue

Legendary circuit, easy access to the public on non race weekends. For the F1 a lot of fun, great... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chiovitti
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Toronto, Ontario
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Must-visit area for every bike (bisycle) fan

Besides its obvious use as a speed track I'll look at Gilles Villeneuve circuit from a different... read more

Reviewed February 26, 2018
Michael_Dall
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Montreal, 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 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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Legendary circuit, easy access to the public on non race weekends. For the F1 a lot of fun, great fan experience if you're a big F1 fan. Recommend taking the Metro on race weekend. Crowd control has been improved over the years and is appreciated.

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Reviewed February 26, 2018

Besides its obvious use as a speed track I'll look at Gilles Villeneuve circuit from a different angle. As part of the biking infrastructure this is a really nice place to be and ride your bike on. The circuit connects to the Lachine canal bike...More

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Reviewed January 6, 2018

As a big fan of F1 I was so happy to have a chance to visit the circuit and to ride around. I stopped and took pictures there. Fun to see for most Formula One fans.

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Reviewed December 7, 2017

Beside the time of race or two per year, the track is open for biking and rollerblading.... well conected with canal lachine and south shore bike paths.

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Reviewed November 6, 2017

In October 2017 there are lots of construction projects happening all over Montreal and one such section is the subway Station Jean Drapeau, which means finding the right path is quite difficult. However, 10 minutes walk in the right direction (20 in the wrong) and...More

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Reviewed November 2, 2017

As long as there is no race the circuit is open for pedestrians, bikers and cars. You can drive the entire course except for the hairpin at a blistering 22 MPH. After your breath is taken away by driving at such a "high" speed you...More

Thank Jay F
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Reviewed October 9, 2017

This race track is conveniently located on a manmade island in the middle of the St. Laurence river. It is easily accessed via the metro train system.

Thank Ray T
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Reviewed August 29, 2017

A must see for any F1 fan. We went during the summer, so part of the track was closed, but we were able to get into the pit area, walk along and even drive most of the track. Got to see the wall of Champions...More

Thank Christie M
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Reviewed August 27, 2017

No racing or souvenir shop but you can drive on the track with your own car, track is used for cyclists, roller blades, skateboarders and runners.

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Reviewed August 12, 2017

We came here for the F1 this year and we certainly had an incredible time. The circuit is awesome! My only advice is if you are a wheelchair user or companion to seriously consider your travel to and from the circuit. We decided to arrive...More

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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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Yes, there are two wheelchair friendly grandstands at the Grand Prix.
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Hi, For questions regarding the Formula 1 Grand Prix, please contact the promoter directly. Thank you
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Response from Cindy R | Reviewed this property |
I believe there are just the bixi bicycles which can get quite expensive if you have them out a long time. You can rent in old Montreal and bike to and over the bridge to the North (can't recall name). A bit longer but... More
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