Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve

Things to do at the Parc

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.

Service area

Set up at the top of the hairpin on Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, the service area has washroom facilities, water stations, and a self-service repair station which has several tools that may be of use should you have any problems during your training sessions on the track.

Code of conduct

The track is getting record crowds for sports training use; please read the proper conduct guide before your training sessions on Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve!

Code de conduite 1 MB (French only)

Cyclovia

Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve is reserved solely for sports enthusiasts on Wednesday nights! Whether you're into cycling, running or inline roller skating, you can make full use of the circuit, as it will be closed off to vehicular traffic.

The usual route reserved for vehicles will be turned over to sports practioners who go at a lower speed, while the multi-purpose track will enable sports enthusiasts and athletes to travel around at a higher speed.

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Cycles B: bicycle repair shop

Having problems with your bike? Cycles B is offering to fix it for free, for just the cost of parts if they're needed. The Cycles B team will be set up at the services area, located at the top of Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve's hairpin turn. Feel free to call on their services!

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Covid-19

Information

Follow the recommendations of the Quebec public health and contact medical resources if you have symptoms related to Covid-19.

Since September 1st 2021

Vaccination Passport not required

In order to participate in the activity, the vaccination passport is not required for persons 13 years of age and over.

Last update : September 2, 2021

Schedule

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Multi-purpose track:6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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Rates

Free
  • The rates shown above do not include parking rates.
    • The best way to come to the Parc Jean-Drapeau: active transportation or subway!

Bike Link and Route verte

The Bike Link connects Montréal, Parc Jean-Drapeau, Île des Soeurs and the South Shore municipalities: it is one of the rare spots where you can cross the Saint Lawrence River on your bike.

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A sustainable and responsible outdoors

Discover the outdoor ethics principles that allow healthy co-existence between the natural areas and activities.

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Restrooms

Find the restrooms located at Parc Jean-Drapeau near activities and events.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can we drive on Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve?

    Yes, the race track is shared by cyclists, pedestrians, inline skates enthusiasts and motorists.

  • Is the circuit Gilles-Villeneuve multi-purpose track open in summer season only?

    The multi-purpose track of the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve is generally 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 in the calendar.

  • Are there any lockers available close to Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve for the use of visitors?

    No there are no lockers available in this area. But lockers are made available to clientele of the Beach and Aquatic Complex.

  • Is it possible to get a parking pass?

    Yes, it is possible to obtain a monthly or annual parking pass for the P2, P4 and P7 at the Athletes' Quarters.

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Learn more

To obtain more details regarding the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, available services or for any request for information, do not hesitate to contact our staff.

Getting to Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve

To make it easier to get around, here is the exact location of the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve at Parc Jean-Drapeau posted on Google Maps.

Jean-Drapeau Subway Station

The Jean-Drapeau subway station is located on Île Sainte-Hélène, 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.

Covid-19 - The river shuttle service will not be operational for the 2021 summer season.

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 and BIXI

Several sectors of Parc Jean-Drapeau are part of the Great Trail and the Route verte. The Parc is one of the few places where you can cross the Saint Lawrence River on your bike.

Furthermore, a network of multiuse trails run along île Sainte-Hélène, providing a link-up to the various access routes to the facilities, installations and services.

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

From the South Shore: take the Bike Link or the Jacques Cartier Bridge multipurpose Path.

BIXI

There are many BIXI stations at the Parc during the summer season.

Walking

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.

Parking

Motorists can get to Parc Jean-Drapeau by taking the Jacques Cartier Bridge or the Concorde Bridge.

Nearby parking areas: P2, P4, P5

Parking passes are available for the P2 and P4.

Rates and parking areas

Taxibus service

You can reserve a taxi for your travels at the Parc by using a valid STM transport fare (ticket or OPUS card).

Schedule

September 3 to June 23
Monday to Sunday 6:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.
  • The service is not offered on statutory holidays

Reservation

You need to reserve 45-to-60 minutes beforehand whenever you want to use this service : 514 273-6331 or online form

Taxibus stops

Métro Jean-Drapeau, Athletes' Quarters, La Ronde, Stewart Museum, Espace Paddock, Pavillon du Canada, Pavillon des Services and Pavillon de la Tunisie.

  • Subway
    Station
  • Taxibus
    service
  • STM
    shuttle
  • River
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  • Bike
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  • Walking
  • Parking