Formula 1 Grand Prix Montreal

Home to the historic Canadian Grand Prix

Watch Montréal come alive as people travel from around the globe come to view North America's original Formula 1™ race.

Montréal has hosted the Grand Prix since 1978 with a total of 38 being held here. You're always guaranteed a spectacular race - the clockwise, F1™ street circuit is a high-speed, low downforce track where cars can reach speeds in excess of 300kph, as well as high kerbs, close walls and plenty of overtaking, this race is always one to watch.

Located on Notre Dame Island in the middle of the St Lawrence River, this iconic track was named in honour of driver Gilles Villeneuve in 1982, after his untimely death at the Belgian Grand Prix of the same year. He remains the only Canadian driver to ever have won his home race, with legendary Michael Schumacher being the most successful here, taking seven victories in Montreal throughout his career. Driver Rubens Barrichello still holds the lap record from 2004, with an impressive time of 1:13.622 - but there is always a good chance for this to be broken on this fast track - book your Montréal holiday today to feel the excitement for yourself.

Provisional timings of 2018's practice and qualifying sessions are as follows:

Friday 8th June 2018: Practice sessions
Saturday 9th June 2018: Practice 3 and Qualifying 
Sunday 10th June 2018: Formula 1™ Canadian Grand Prix 

We have a range of ticket options available from general admission to all of the excitement of the main grandstand. 

Located in the heart of the city, it so easy to combine racing thrills with the rest of Montréal's incredible sights, from its historical architecture and French culture to its modern conveniences and endless entertainment. Get the most out of your 72 hours and include an evening at the Montréal Casino, take a whale watching excursion out on the St Lawrence River or indulge in some shopping in the Montréal's famous Underground City.

Essential Information

  • Ages:  All ages
  • Useful Information:  Located convieniently in the heart of the city, there are many options for getting to Circuit Gilles Villeneuve:By Metro: From Beri-Uqam Metro Station take the yellow line direction Longueuil-Universite Sherbrooke. Exit at Jean Drapeau Station. Once at the Jean Drapeau Metro Station you can either walk (approx. 15 minutes) or take the 167 bus which will drop you at the entrance.By Car: From Downtown take the Jacques Cartier bridge and exit at Jean Drapeau. Parking is available on site.Taxi: Taxis are readily available from downtown Montréal.

Top Tips from our Experts


Destination Executive

Montréal's circuit is located Notre Dame Island - the area has so many shops, restaurants, parks and even a casino, so you can spend the whole day there before and after viewing the race.