The Canadian GP 2024 is around the corner, and whether you're a Formula 1 fanatic or simply excited about experiencing the thrill of the race firsthand, we've got you covered with a collection of tips and tricks to make the most out of your weekend.

From how to get there, to the weekend schedule, and what tickets to buy, we've gathered all the essential insights to ensure you have a seamless and unforgettable experience.

Get ready for an adrenaline-filled adventure as we dive into the excitement, traditions, and unique offerings of the Canadian GP. So, buckle up and get ready to embark on an unforgettable weekend of racing and fun!

Where is the F1 Canadian Grand Prix?

The Canadian GP takes place in Montreal, Canada. The race is held at the iconic Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, located on the man-made Notre-Dame Island in the St. Lawrence River.

The city is beloved by many and is the perfect backdrop to the Grand Prix - the fun will often overflow once the racing is over into downtown Montreal, where there are plenty of venues to keep fans going into the summer night.

How do I get to the Montreal track?

Getting to the Montreal track may sound challenging, being on an island in a river. But don't worry, it's one of the easier tracks to reach and spectators have a few options for getting there:

  • Take the metro from downtown Montreal to the Jean-Drapeau station. From there, just cross one of the bridges to St Helen's Island, where the track is located. Depending on where your seats are and how adventurous you are feeling, you can either walk or hop on the bus 777 which will drop you near the circuit gates.
  • Take the Navettes Maritime River shuttle from the Old Port of Montreal. It will bring you to Ile Ste-Helene, and from there, it's just a short 10-15 minute walk to the track.
  • Taking a taxi is an option, but keep in mind that traffic can be heavy and it might take a while to get there. So, it's a good idea to arrange your return journey in advance.

As usual with any F1 weekend, travel options and walkways can get very crowded, so it is often a good idea to get there early if you want to skip the crush.

Please note - it is not advised to drive to the circuit as no parking is provided, and there is little to no parking in the area.

What is the Montreal F1 track like?

The Montreal GP track, officially known as Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, is a thrilling street circuit where drivers compete in 70 laps of the 4.361-kilometre track.

A favourite among drivers due to its fast, low-downforce layout, the circuit features challenging chicanes, heavy-braking sections, and an iconic hairpin turn. And then there's the famous 'Wall of Champions' at the final corner—a tricky spot that often trips up drivers. They have to carry a lot of pace going into the corner and often end up very close to the wall - but if they hit it, they’re out of the race. It’s aptly named because it caught out Damon Hill, Jacques Villeneuve, and Michael Schumacher during the 1999 Canadian Grand Prix weekend.

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is specifically designed for lots of overtaking, which F1 enthusiasts know always adds an extra thrill to the races. The track's unpredictable weather adds another variable to the mix, keeping everyone on their toes.

What is the weather like at the Canada F1?

Montreal in June is a beautiful time for the Grand Prix, with an average daytime temperature of 24 degrees. However, it's worth noting that there can be around 10 days of rain throughout the month. So, to ensure a great experience, it's important to come prepared for last-minute changes in the weather.

You can see all the different weather conditions in this post by F1 below!

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What should I bring to F1 Canada GP?

Pack something warmer for the early mornings, as well as a weatherproof outfit in case of sudden downpours. There can also often be quite a bit of walking involved in the weekend getting to and from your grandstand, so a sensible pair of trainers might be a good idea. And of course, don't forget the sunscreen for those glorious sunny days at the race track!

When is the Canada F1?

The 2024 Canadian GP weekend will be taking place from the 7th of June to the 9th of June.

See below for the full 2024 Canada F1 GP weekend schedule, in local time and UK time.

7th June

  • Practice 1 13:30 - 14:30 (18:30 - 19:30)
  • Practice 2 17:00 - 18:00 (22:00 - 23:00)

8th June

  • Practice 3 12:30 - 13:30 (17:30 - 18:30)
  • Qualifying 16:00 - 17:00 (21:00 - 22:00)

9th June

  • Race 14:00 (19:00)

How do I get F1 Canada Tickets?

Now that you know how to get to the track, what you should bring, and what time the fixtures are, it is time to start thinking about which tickets are the right option for you. General admission has already sold out for the weekend, but you still have the chance to guarantee your attendance at the racing extravaganza if you act now!

Seat Unique offers a range of tickets and hospitality packages that you can easily book through our website. These each come with different perks, so you can choose which suits best with how you want to spend your exciting GP weekend.

For the different ticket options see below:

Grandstand 31

This is a 3-day ticket for Grandstand 31. With a view over turn 8 and turn 9, this grandstand is perfectly positioned to see the tricky right-left sequence that often sees drivers making mistakes.

Seating map for Grandstand 31
Image: Grandstand 31

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Grandstand 46

This is a 3-day ticket for Grandstand 46, which is located at the exit of the hairpin and a little down the straight from the Lance Stroll Grandstand. Grandstand 46 gives you excellent views of both the entry and exit of the famous hairpin, and you will see the cars at full power as they fly down the straight into the long DRS zone before the final chicane.

The benefit of Grandstand tickets is that you have a reserved seat for all three days, and with these two options you’ll have great views of the track. With fans coming in from all over, North America and the rest of the world, the atmosphere in the stands is electric and makes for a great experience. It is important to note that neither of them are covered, and it can be a good idea to bring a cushion to use throughout the day.

Seating map for Grandstand 46
Image: Grandstand 46
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If it is more your style to enjoy the fun and excitement of the GP experience from the best seats on the track, and at the same time have access to exclusive perks like all-day hospitality, Paddock tours, and meeting the F1 drivers, then the hospitality packages are the best option for you.

Hospitality Packages:

Trackside VIP Hospitality

This exclusive Club offers 3-day race tickets next to the Wall of Champions with prime views of the Main Straight, all-day hospitality, an open bar, and special privileges like Grid Walks and Paddock tours, and appearances by F1® Media Personalities or Drivers.

Buy Trackside VIP Hospitality

McLaren F1

The McLaren Formula 1 Experience hospitality package includes a 3-day F1 ticket for admission to the circuit and the McLaren Private Suite, with prime views of the start/finish straight. You'll enjoy behind-the-scenes access, daily Driver Appearances, Paddock Club lounge access, Pit Lane Walks, live team updates, and a complimentary bar serving champagne, cocktails, wine, beer, and soft drinks, ensuring an immersive and exclusive Formula 1 weekend.

Buy McLaren F1 Hospitality

Our incredible range of hospitality packages has got you covered for the weekend of luxury and style, hassle-free and with access to the best activities and extras on offer.

Whether you're a die-hard Formula 1 lover or just looking for a unique outing, it’s time to embrace the fun, join the roar of the crowd, and let the adrenaline fuel your experience. So, gather your friends, pack your excitement, and get ready to immerse yourself in the incredible world of Formula 1 at the Canadian GP.

Our packages will take your experience to the next level - treating yourself and your guests to the ultimate all-round adventure will ensure you make lasting memories. Don't miss out on checking out the other exciting hospitality packages available through Seat Unique.