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Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve closed from May 22 to June 15

May 22 to June 15, 2018

Due to the final preparations for the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada, the Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve is closed to cyclists from May 22 to June 15 inclusively.

Plan your trip and avoid unpleasant surprises by consulting often the important notices or the schedule of activities and events that are of interest to you.

Parc Jean-Drapeau
Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve

Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve

Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve is a 4,361‑metre long car-racing track which has played host to the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada since 1978.

Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve is well‑regarded for its smooth asphalt surface and the meticulous manner in which the track is maintained to meet the requirements of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). These track conditions contribute to the high-calibre racing performances by the F1 cars.

Multi-purpose track

When it is not hosting an event, the Circuit is a one-of-a-kind facility in the province of Québec, where cycling, para‑cycling, inline skating and running enthusiasts come to train.

Surrounded by lush gardens and a wide assortment of art works, the Circuit is a pleasant and relaxing place, a nice spot to go for a stroll. This multi-purpose track also provides a great view of Montréal, with its strategic location in the heart of the Saint Lawrence River.


Schedule

This year, the Circuit is open to the public on 151 non-consecutive days between April 14 and November 18. Occasional closures during the summer will occur because of the staging of major events on Île Notre‑Dame.

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June 2018
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  • Because of work being conducted, there may also be other occasional closures of the Circuit.
  • The Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve is officially opened and maintained from April 15 to November 15. If favorable weather conditions allow for a longer opening period, the dates will be adjusted accordingly.

Practical information

Summer season

Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve is one-way and is divided into two lanes: the left lane for sports enthusiasts and the right lane for vehicles.

Winter season

Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve is two-way between the pont du Cosmos bridge and the Pavillon du Canada.

To prevent the track from being damaged, no abrasives are used. But to improve adherence to the road surface, there is a spreading of crushed stone.

Crushed stone is one the main causes of bike skidding, so it's important to wait for the full cleaning and the official opening of the track before engaging in your favourite sport.

Photos

Getting to circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve

Jean-Drapeau subway station

Car

Bike

Important Notices Plan your trip

Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve closed from May 22 to June 15
May 22 to June 15, 2018
Due to the final preparations for the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada, the Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve is closed to cyclists from May 22 to June 15 inclusively.
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