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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.

Provélo

During the summer season, certain Wednesday and Thursday evenings are reserved for cycling training. During these periods, the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve is closed off to vehicular traffic and cyclists can enjoy the track in complete safety.

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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 du circuit Gilles-Villeneuve 126 KB
(French only)

Schedule

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
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Upcoming Events

Paratriathlon

June 29, 2024

Parc Jean-Drapeau will host races of the World Triathlon Para Series Montreal. The races will take place at the Olympic Basin and at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve. Details →

Challenge Esprit Montréal

September 7-8, 2024

The Challenge Esprit Montréal, which takes place at the Olympic Basin and on the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve at Parc Jean-Drapeau, welcomes thousands of athletes in swimming, cycling and running events. Details →

Marathon de Montréal

September 22, 2024

The start of the Marathon and Half marathon will take place at Espace 67. The thousands of runners will take the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve and the trails of the Jardins des Floralies before continuing the route that travel across the city to end at the Olympic Park. Details →

Rates

Free

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.

Closed: the Aire de service will be accessible during the next summer season.

Restrooms

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

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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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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.

  • Is there a speed limit at Parc Jean-Drapeau?

    Yes, the speed limit throughout Parc Jean-Drapeau is 30 km/h, even on Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve.

  • Is it possible to ride a motorcycle in the Parc?

    In compliance with the City of Montréal by-law, motorcycle traffic is prohibited at all times on all Île Notre-Dame roadways.

    However, it is permitted on Île Sainte-Hélène, from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., if the entry and exit is done by the Jacques-Cartier Bridge.

  • 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.

Consult the FAQ

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.

Mobility

Vélo Québec

Download a detailed map of Greater Montreal in PDF format and make your travels easier.

Route verte

Consult the interactive map of the Route Verte to familiarize yourself with the network of bike paths in Québec.

Trans Canada Trail

Discover the interactive map of the Trans Canada Trail and set off on an adventure on the longest cycling network in the world.


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.

Subway Station

The Jean-Drapeau subway station on the Line 4 — Yellow 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!

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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.

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STM shuttle

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

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Bike

The Parc is one of the few places where you can cross the Saint Lawrence River on your bike: simply take the bike paths of the Jacques Cartier Bridge, the Concorde Bridge or the Bike link.

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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

Rates and parking areas

Taxibus service

You can reserve a taxi for your travels at the Parc by using a valid STM transport fare.

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  • Walking
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