Great news guys! As you may already know, 2010 marks the return of the official Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal – and with it, three days of incredible nightlife and outdoor activities taking place from June 10 to June 13.
The annual stopover in Canada is the most prestigious automotive event in North America and now is your chance to witness the incredible atmosphere that takes over Montreal during F1 weekend. When Grand Prix rolls to town, thousands of F1 fans and thrill-seekers take over the streets, making Montreal one of the most popular F1 cities in the world.
I’ve already offered you some precious hotel recommendations last week, now here is some general Montreal Grand Prix knowledge that you’ll need during your Montreal trip.
Crescent Street is located in downtown Montreal and is blocked to traffic from St-Catherine to Maisonneuve Boulevard. This part of town is extremely popular with Americans, especially during the day, as you’ll have the opportunity to see real racing cars up close and visit a variety of booths that will make you discover the world of F1. Known for its many patios and bars, make sure you stop for a cocktail at Newtown, a cozy lounge which got its name from ex-owner and race car driver Jacques Villeneuve.
St-Laurent Boulevard is probably where you’ll find me during Grand Prix celebrations. Just like Crescent Street, the popular Montreal Boulevard becomes a massive pedestrian artery and outdoor party, spanning from Sherbrooke all the way up to Mont-Royal Street. St-Laurent is the Mecca of beautiful girls, incredible nightlife, delicious restaurants and top-notch atmosphere. If you’re trying to spot a celebrity, you might want to try Buonanotte. As every year, the Montreal restaurant and supper-club will be hosting some of the most sought-after parties in the city.
The F1 Fan Zone is a brand new event this year, celebrating the return of Formula 1 racing to Montreal. Taking place at the Quays of the Old Port of Montreal, it’s the only Montreal event officially prepared by the F1 organization. So what can people do at the Fan Zone? Well, first of all, young and old will get to meet the racers and experience virtual simulators that will put them in the driver’s seat. Pretty exciting! Then, just before the races, fans will be able to attend a variety of shows on top of being in the heart of historic Old Montreal. Don’t forget to hang out on a patio of the animated Place Jacques-Cartier!
I will be posting a nightlife guide to the Montreal Grand Prix as of next week, so do check back with me to help you plan some of the most memorable partying of your life.
Montreal Grand Prix
June 11, 12, 13, 2010
Canadian Grand Prix Box Office:
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