The Gilles Villeneuve Circuit, also called Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in French, is located in Montreal, Quebec. With a seating capacity of 100,000, it's owned by the City of Montreal and opened in 1978 under the original name of Ile Notre-Dame Circuit. Renamed in honor of Canadian Formula One Driver Giles Villeneuve after he died in a racing accident, it has hosted the FIA Formula One Canadian Grand Prix nearly every year since its first year of operation. Other races the venue has hosted include the Champ Car World Series, the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series and the FIA World Sportscar Championship. Reserve your seats for a Gilles Villeneuve Circuit event at StubHub.
Can I bring my own food and drink?
When you attend a Gilles Villeneuve Circuit race, you're allowed to bring in your own food and beverages, including alcohol. However, anything in a glass container will not be permitted. If you'd like to use a cooler, it must be no larger than 9 inches by 18 inches by 10 inches. Coolers must be able to fit underneath the seats of the grandstands.
Is there any parking available?
There is no reserved parking for any visitors on race day. If you plan on driving, you'll have to park at a different location and either take a bus, metro or taxi to the venue. Taxis are allowed to drive straight up to the passenger drop-off station. The metro is the recommended way to travel to the race course. The Jean-Drapeau Metro station is within walking distance of the site.
Is there anywhere to store my belongings?
Numerous lockers are available for rent. They can be rented by the day or the weekend. As "smart" lockers, they come with a USB outlet so that you can charge your devices while storing them safely.
What are the Gilles Villeneuve Circuit seating options?
Grandstand seating is found along the race course with dozens of different sections. The Platine Grandstand is covered, and Grandstand 1, 11 and 15 offer some of the best viewing opportunities. There are also suites that offer prime viewing spots and private catering options. If you don't mind finding a place for yourself, think about getting a more affordable general admission ticket.
Are there any special areas I should visit on race day?
Those with children should stop by the Family Zone near the Family Grandstand. There are games, inflatables and more to keep the little ones busy. There's also a Beach Zone behind the Podium where families might enjoy themselves. There are beach games, a DJ playing music and a bar-terrace where people can relax. Numerous other areas include the Pitstop Challenge, where fans can try their hand at changing tires; F1 Esports, where video games are king; the Support Race Paddocks, where you can get up close to the cars; and the Park & Cosmos Zone in which there are vendors and demonstrations.Back to Top