November 18 - Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in winter mode Winter season - South Shore Bike Link and Route Verte Slow Traffic on Chemin Macdonald November 18 - Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in winter mode

November 18 - Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in winter mode

November 18, 2019 to April 15, 2020

Beginning November 18, the portion of the circuit between the Cosmos bridge and the Pavillon du Canada will become a two-way road for motorists. The Multi-purpose track of the circuit will not be maintained during the winter season. Cycling training on the circuit Gilles-Villeneuve will resume in April 2020.

Winter season - South Shore Bike Link and Route Verte

December 2, 2019 to April 15, 2020

The Route Verte on Parc Jean Drapeau's premises, the Seaway dike bicycle path and the bike route on the Champlain Ice Control Structure will remain open for cyclists until December 2, weather permitting., although they will not be maintained. Starting on November 18, there will be no transit to the South Shore because of construction work by the City of Saint-Lambert : the alternative route to get to Montréal will be the Jacques-Cartier Bridge bike path.

Slow Traffic on Chemin Macdonald

October 27 to December 13, 2019

Due to construction work, traffic on Chemin Macdonald is expected to be slow from October 27 to December 13, 2019. A section of the road will be reduced to one lane on which vehicles will be able to circulate alternately. Furthermore, the vertical space available to vehicular traffic will be reduced to 3.8 meters under the Concorde Bridge during this period.

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.

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.


April 2019
  • 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Closed
May 2019
  • 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Closed
June 2019
  • 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Closed
July 2019
  • 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
August 2019
  • 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
September 2019
  • 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Opened from 6 a.m to 9 a.m and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
October 2019
  • 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
November 2019
  • 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Closed
  • 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.


Getting to circuit Gilles-Villeneuve

Jean-Drapeau Subway Station

The Jean-Drapeau subway station is located in the heart of Parc Jean-Drapeau. To get to the Parc easily and quickly, the subway is still the best way to go!

Subway schedule
STM promotions

River shuttle

During the summer season, Parc Jean-Drapeau visitors can use the river shuttle as a means of transportation, from the Vieux-Port de Montréal (Jacques-Cartier pier) and the city of Longueuil.

Users can also bring along their bikes and they have access to a network of cycling paths at each stop.

Schedule and rates
Location of the landing spot at the Parc

STM shuttle

Two STM shuttles provide a connection between the Jean-Drapeau subway station and various attractions.

767: During the summer season, the 767 shuttle stops at Jean-Doré Beach and the La Ronde amusement park.

777: Every day of the year, the 777 shuttle provides fast access to the Casino de Montréal.

Routes and schedules

Bike / BIXI

Parc Jean-Drapeau is part of the Trans Canada Trail and the Route verte and is one of the few places where you can cross the Saint Lawrence River on your bike.

From Montréal: take the Lachine Canal bike path, near the Vieux-Port de Montréal, or the Jacques Cartier Bridge cycling path.

From the South Shore: take the South Shore Bike Link, between Saint-Lambert and Parc Jean-Drapeau, or the Jacques Cartier Bridge cycling path.

BIXI : there are many BIXI stations at the Parc during the summer season.


People can enjoy many of the cycling paths to get to or pass through the Parc Jean-Drapeau, either running or walking.

With more than 25 kilometres of trails and pathways, the Parc is a pleasant spot for hiking, all year round.


Motorists can get to Parc Jean-Drapeau by taking the Jacques Cartier Bridge or the Concorde Bridge (Bonaventure Autoroute, Pierre-Dupuy exit).

Nearby parking areas:
P1, P2, P4, P5

Rates and other parking areas

  • Subway Station
  • River shuttle
  • STM shuttle
  • Bike / BIXI
  • Walking
  • Parking

For more details, visit Getting to the Parc.