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Grand Prix du Canada

Happening: June 7th, 2013 to June 9th, 2013
What: Events & Festivals, Outdoors

The best Formula 1 drivers meet at the demanding Gilles-Villeneuve Circuit.

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Guide to Grand Prix Montreal 2014

Posted on March 21, 2014 by .

Grand Prix Montreal
Apart from the fast-paced F1 action on the track, the hundreds of thousands of elite racing fans who take part in Montreal’s Grand Prix Weekend also engage in a more leisurely paced race to take in a head-spinning array of associated offerings guaranteed to fly a green flag over their good time…

There are so many reasons you can’t miss Montreal’s Grand Prix Weekend, centred around the annual Grand Prix du Canada (this year June 6-8) at Montreal’s storied Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve on the scenic Île Notre-Dame just south of downtown Montreal. Here are just a few to get your motor running…

For the nightlife-inclined, most – if not all – of Montreal’s major pubs and clubs have special Grand Prix events planned that tailor to celebrities, nightlife connoisseurs and the simply curious alike. The city’s hugely popular Crescent Street, a centrally located restaurant and nightclub hub, turns into a giant outdoor party, and the Casino de Montréal offers a one-stop entertainment shop a stone’s throw from the race.
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Even if you aren’t a VIP, you can certainly eat like one in a city renowned globally for its gastronomy. For those who want to mingle with the jet set while enjoying a more Montreal neighbourhood-type vibe, the upscale eateries, unbuttoned gastro pubs, and trend-setting restos that line the sides of Montreal’s renowned Saint-Laurent Boulevard might be just your cup of authenticity. Or check out the historic old world awesomeness of Old Montreal, which plays host to an equally impressive roster of top-rated restos and chefs.

Numerous fun and family friendly events take place across the city, beginning with the annual three-day Crescent Street Grand Prix Festival. Live entertainment, F1 driver autograph sessions and the Pit Stop Challenge (see how fast you can change a tire, pit crew style) are prominent features of this popular – and free – outdoor extravaganza. Another perennial fave is the four-day Grand Prix on the Main, which features fashion shows, food kiosks, street performers and a lively range of entertainment that’ll smoke your tires.

And let’s not forget the top-tier shopping options in Montreal’s virtually innumerable boutiques, both above ground and below in Montreal’s famous underground city – over 30 km over subterranean tunnels that also showcase the creations of many of the world’s top designers.

So buckle in and get ready to start your engine…

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Grand Prix du Canada, June 6-8, 2014

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