The Canadian segment of the Formula 1 World Championship, a race held in Montréal since 1978, is a must-attend international event that is synonymous with festivities and the start of Montréal's summer season.
Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, the track on which the motor race is run, is located on Île Notre-Dame at Parc Jean-Drapeau, right in the heart of the majestic Saint Lawrence River.
Formula 1 drivers cover the 4,361 metres of the circuit in under one minute and 15 seconds, with speeds that can reach more than 300 kilometres an hour in the straightaways. Because of its tight 14 turns that put a demand on the brakes of the cars, Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve is conducive to a lot of driving errors and overtaking. The Grand Prix du Canada is a thrilling and spectacular race!
Every year, motor-racing fans gather together at Parc Jean-Drapeau's Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve to enjoy the exhilarating experience the Grand Prix du Canada brings:
Discover Espace Paddock, the new facilities which will provide local and international spectators with an astounding show and an ideal experience for the Formula One drivers and their respective teams.
Here are a few photos of the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, the lagoons and the Floralies Gardens, taken during the Grand Prix du Canada event, just to give you a foretaste of the ambiance.
Discover the 20 photos of the album!
To obtain more details regarding the purchase of tickets, the races, the activities or for any request for information, do not hesitate to contact the Grand Prix du Canada staff.
To make it easier to get around, here is the exact location of the event at Parc Jean-Drapeau posted on Google Maps.
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!
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.
Two STM shuttles provide a connection between the Jean-Drapeau subway station and various attractions:
To find out about STM shuttle routes and schedules, click here.
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.
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.
You can reserve a taxi for your travels at the Parc by using a valid STM transport fare (ticket or OPUS card).
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