Circuit Gilles Villeneuve (Montreal)

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is the host of the Formula One Canadian Grand Prix. Opened in 1978, the circuit was known as the Île Notre-Dame Circuit, the circuit was renamed after legendary Canadian driver Gilles Villeneuve following his death in 1982.

The 2011 Canadian Grand Prix is the longest race in Formula One history, lasting over 4 hours with the race suspended for 2 hours due to torrential rain.

Location & Travel

The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is located on Île Notre-Dame in central Montreal.

Air:  Pierre Elliott-Trudeau International Airport is the closest airport to the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, being approximately 20km away from downtown Montral. The airport is the third busiest in Canada, serving a number of European and International destinations. There are bus routes which serve Montreal from the airport.

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Metro:  The Jean-Drapeau Metro station is close by to the circuit, with a single trip costing $3.25. Downtown Montreal is just a short 25 minite trip away.

Parking:  There is no parking available at the circuit over race weekend. It is advisable to use public car parking and utilise the public transport system.


Ticket prices vary considerably depending on which day you attend and which kind of ticket you want – varying from VIP to Grandstand to General Admission.

For further information and to purchase tickets, visit the official website here.

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Last Updated on February 24, 2021 by Sports Tourist

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