Montreal Grand Prix 2023 Race Schedule & Info
Race Schedule for 2023
The 2023 edition of the Canadian Grand Prix will be held in June 2023. A more detailed schedule will be published below when details are finalized. If you would like to be notified when the tickets become available, please fill in the form above.
Frequently Asked Questions
- When is the Montreal Canadian Grand Prix 2023?
- Where is the the Montreal Grand Prix race track located?
- How do I get to the race by subway?
- How do I get to the race by car?
- What other racing will take during the Grand Prix?
- How early should I get to the track?
- Are tickets reserved seating?
- Is there wheelchair access?
- Is there food available at the track?
- What can I bring into the races?
- What items are forbidden at the event site?
- What is prohibited?
- Tips and tricks for getting the most out of race day
- How many laps is the Formula 1 race in Montreal?
- When was the first Grand Prix in in Montreal?
The 2023 Montreal Grand Prix will be held in June 2023 — an exact day has not yet been announced.
The official track address is:
222 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
This race track is only a short distance south of downtown Montreal, so you can easily stay in the heart of the culture of the city centre while still attending all of the races.
The Montreal Metro subway system is modern, safe, fast and convenient. The Gilles Villeneuve Circuit is located at the Jean-Drapeau Metro Station on the Yellow Line. The track is on Ile Notre Dame and a five minute walk from the metro station. By subway it’s 15 mins from the city center. Subway is the preferred method of transport for the Grand Prix as it will avoid the ridiculous amount of car traffic that will be present.
Upon exiting the subway there is a 167 bus that will take you from the Metro to the race track.
Arriving by car is not suggested due to traffic and the lack of parking at the track (there is very limited parking Suite ticket holders). There is limited access to the man-made island of Ile Notre Dame where Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is located. It is best to leave your car at the hotel so that you can use public transport to get to the race circuit.
If you insist on driving, take the “Parc Jean-Drapeau” exit of the Jacques-Cartier Bridge. Be mindful that Crescent Street, St-Paul Street, and Peel Street are both closed during race weekend. Give yourself time to get to the race and expect delays on Jacques Cartier Bridge.
You can take an Uber or taxi, but traffic concerns should make this a last resort — traffic will be VERY heavy all weekend.
Once you’re on Ile Notre Dame, there are 3 access point to get to the track: The Gates at the Concorde Bridge, the gates at the Cosmos Bridge and the gates at the Montreal Casino.
For 2020, there are three other race series taking place over the weekend:
IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama: Porsche 911 GT3 and the recently released Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport
Formula Tour 1600 Canada: open-wheel racing powered by similar Ford or Honda engines
Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli: production Ferraris driven by their owners
Why not get the most out of your race day and arrive as early as possible? The Ferrari Cup, Porsche Cup, and Touring Car races take place the morning of, so get there by 8 A.M. for a full-day of high-speed fun.
Seating in the grandstand is reserved, so you won’t have to worry about rushing in to get a decent spot, but that also means you’ll want to buy your tickets soon to get the best seats!
General Admission seating is first-come, first-serve. For the best chance at great seats, arrive as early as you can. Don’t forget to allow for time in traffic or normal metro travel time.
Grandstand tickets give access to Grandstands 21a and 41a, which are built for limited-mobility viewers. These grandstands are also the closest to parking for easy access.
Grandstand ticket holders can get access to sit-down restaurants, but hot dogs and other basic fare is available to all guests. Pricing can be on the higher end, so it’s recommended that you bring your own food.
Unless you make reservations ahead of time, don’t expect local restaurants in downtown Montreal to have walk-in seating.
Gear up to make sure you don’t miss a thing. Tune your radio to Radio Grand Prix radio station — 99.1FM or 104.5FM — to hear the on-track broadcast.
MOBILE PHONE APP
For even more play-by-play, download the official F1 app to guarantee you don’t miss a moment and will be able to hear the track commentary.
Bring a pair of binoculars to get a close-up view of the teams at work if of course your seat is located in front of the pits. You are authorized to take pictures of the cars on track if they are for your personal use only.
You can bring in food for your own personal use only as long as it isn’t in a glass container. If you are attending General Admission you can bring folding chairs and you can bring promotional items in as long as they do not disturb or block the view of other spectators.
Coolers, backpacks, and travel bags are permitted if they are within the dimensions of 22.8 cm x 45.7 cm x 25.4 cm. Oversized containers will be confiscated and returned to the only upon exit. Though you’re limited to cooler size, you’re free to pack your cooler as much as possible. Keep in mind food and beverages at the track can be expensive.
Walkers, baby strollers and wheelchairs are allowed.
Animals are forbidden unless they are a legal guide or service dog.
We suggest sunscreen and/or caps to protect you from the sun.
WHAT ABOUT THE NOISE?
Formula 1 cars are very loud and you should either get ear plugs before arriving, or buy ear muff headsets once you arrive at the race.
- Alcoholic beverage(s) purchased off-site
- Glass items
- Coolers and bags larger than 9in high x 18in long x 10in deep
- Firearms, bladed weapons and any other dangerous object
- Parasols and other structures which may block other spectators view
- Animals (except guide and service dogs)
The organizers reserve the right to ban any object of material which they deem to be hazardous.
Taking off your shirt and going bare-chested is prohibited. You are not allowed to sit in the staircases and if you stand up to take photos you are asked to not stay standing very long so that you don’t block the view for others.
Our main goal is to ensure you get the most out of your race day at the Montreal Grand Prix, so we have some additional tips and tricks to amplify your experience and maximize your comfort.
Though the main race is always jam packed, the practice and qualifying sessions are usually less popular. Consider getting tickets to them to enjoy the cars and the nearby vendors without a ton of people in your way.
The seating in the grandstand isn’t the most comfortable, so we recommend purchasing gel seat covers or seat cushions. The more comfortable you are, the more you can enjoy race day!
For general admission tickets, we recommend either sitting high in the bleachers around the Senna Curve or on the 2nd Chicane, just feet from the track. Bringing a folding chair and grab a spot on the grassy area!
The site is quite large and some grandstands require that you walk some long distances. Remember to wear comfortable shoes.
It can be easy to misplace your ticket so we recommend purchasing a souvenir lanyard and ticket-holder. Reentry into the track is admitted only to ticketholders.
The race is 70 laps for a total driving distance of 305.27km / 189.5 miles.
The first Canadian Grand Prix was held in 1978.