Canadian Grand Prix, Montréal

On your marks, get set, GO! If cool cars, cultural sights, and great music are your thing, then head to the continental, cobblestoned streets of Montréal, located in the idyllic southwest province of Québec.

Set on the stunning Gilles Villeneuve Circuit of Ile de Notre Dame, the Canadian Grand Prix is an intoxicating highlight of the sporting season. Held each June, you will be blown away by this unique, exhilarating event as you are captivated by the fast-paced delights of the motor racing championship that is Formula 1.

With a vast array of local transport links, a journey into the city itself will be an absolute whizz. For a speedy 30 minute transfer to this roaring race track, you can step excited foot onto the Metro. Once safely planted in your seat, you can take in all of the 4.362km glory of this superb circuit, where you’ll realise just what a wonderful setting Montréal is for such an event.

And it's not just about the race itself as Montréal comes alive at this time of year with people flocking to the city from all corners of the globe, contributing to a feeling of enormous excitement. Celebrations galore take place on the streets of Montréal, and the roads are transformed into pockets of parties and festivities packed full with incredible live music and international entertainment. There really is something for everyone when Formula 1 comes cruising into town.

And when the action has taken your breath away, take a wander around the cobbled streets of Old Montréal and uncover the beauty of Mount Royal Park, one of Montréal's largest greenspaces. With so much activity, adventure and beauty in abundance, this is one experience you won’t be forgetting in a hurry.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a world-class setting packed full of rip roaring Formula 1 motor racing

  • Discover the culture of historical Old Montréal, and scenic mountain views of Mount Royal Park

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I can’t forget the vast landscapes, stunning scenery, wonderful wildlife and friendly people from the four years I spent living in Canada. I’ve explored the length and depth of the country, but my favourite moment was riding next to the pilot in a sea plane, listening to air traffic control whilst flying over the Gulf Islands!

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