FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA 2016
Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, access through the Jean-Drapeau Metro station
Weekend of 10, 11 and 12 June, 2016
PURCHASE YOUR TICKETSPurchase your tickets according to the experience you want:
- 3-day ticket with reserved seating;
- Single-day ticket with non-reserved seating;
- General admission ticket (site access only);
- Ticket in a grandstand adapted for wheelchair access.
Include lodging and transportation in your reservation.Contact Octane Travel Solutions to enjoy preferential rates on hotels, transportation and even your meals in one of the city’s many restaurants.
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- Once you’ve bought your tickets, you’ll receive a different one for each day of the event. That’s three tickets for the weekend or just one if you buy a single-day ticket. Even if you have tickets for the whole weekend, you will only be allowed on-site if you have with you the ticket for that day.
- The buyer’s name may appear on the tickets, depending on how you decided to have your tickets delivered, but no identity check will be made at the gates.
- Each ticket has a unique bar code that will be validated at the gate with an optical scanner. This prevents the use of duplicate and other counterfeit tickets to enter on-site.
- If you wish to leave the site and come back on the same day, you must have your ticket validated at the gate with an optical scanner as you leave. If you skip this step, you will not be allowed back on-site that day.
- It is very important that you do not lose your ticket. However, if this should happen to you before the event, contact Groupe de Course Octane or Admission to receive a replacement ticket. Only the initial buyer may request a replacement ticket. The Ticket Office representative will verify the buyer’s identity. Should you lose your ticket on-site, go see a Customer Service staffer immediately. He or she will follow the necessary procedure.
Contact Groupe de Course Octane
Several means of delivery are available:
This allows you to receive your tickets immediately. They are emailed to you within minutes of your purchase.
If you have bought 3-day tickets, you’ll receive an email which includes 3 attached PDF files. Each file contains your tickets for a given day. If you buy one-day tickets, you’ll receive an email and a single PDF file. E-tickets are supplied in a format that fits the souvenir lanyards/ticket-holders.
Ticket Office at Parc Jean-Drapeau:
You may also pick up your tickets at the Parc Jean-Drapeau Ticket Office, located at the exit of the Jean-Drapeau Metro station. That office will be open from 6 to 12 June, 2016. Please note that this office will close about one hour after the start of the race. Please check opening hours (add link).
Mail: you may choose to receive your tickets through the mail, at the billing address of your credit card. This type of delivery requires more time. Please take this delay into account before choosing this option, especially if you buy your tickets not too long before the event.
Monday June 6 : 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday June 7 : 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday June 8 : 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday June 9 : 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday June 10 : 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday June 11: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday June 12 : 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
To speed up delivery, you may choose to use a courier service and get your tickets much more quickly. Additional fees apply.
XPresspost Canada (GST + QST) | $29 CAD
XPresspost USA | $35 CAD
XPresspost International | $70 CAD
Please note that some of these options will no longer be available a few days before the event. You may buy your tickets directly from our Web site, or by phoning 514-350-0000 or our toll-free number 1-855-790-1245.
Buy your tickets today!
SITE ACCESSCircuit Gilles-Villeneuve is located on Île Notre-Dame and there are 3 access points:
- The gates at the Cosmos Bridge;
- The gates at the Concorde Bridge;
- The gates at the Montréal Casino.
Smart tip! Choose the gates closest to your grandstand to cut down on walking time. Find your grandstand on the circuit map
Since no parking is reserved for spectators, it is advisable that you do not use your car. We recommend one of the following means of transportation instead.
The Jean-Drapeau Metro station is just a short walk from the site. You can buy various tickets/passes at every station in the network.
1 trip | $3.25
2 trips | $6.00
10 trips | $26.50
1 day – 24 hours | $10.00
Unlimited Weekend | $13.00
3 days – until 11:59 p.m. on the 3rd day | $18.00
For more information, visit the Société de Transport de Montréal’s official Web site.
A cab can take you to the passenger drop-off under the Concorde Bridge. You can then use the bike path to cross the bridge and access the site.
- Taxi Diamond 514-273-6331
- Taxi Royal 514-274-3333
If you’re part of a group attending the event together, you can reserve a privileged-access charter bus with Octane Travel Solutions. They’ll offer the solution that best suits your needs.
Contact Octane Travel Solutions
Smart tip! Arriving early on-site is an advantage, especially for people with General Admission or Popular Grandstand tickets.
AUTHORISED AND FORBIDDEN ITEMS
- Video and still-image cameras (images for personal use only);
- Portable radios (you can tune in to Radio Grand Prix 99.1 FM and 104.5 FM);
- Food (for personal use only);
- Alcohol (glass containers are forbidden);
- Foldable chairs (General Admission);
- Promotional items that do not disturb other spectators;
- Strollers, walkers and wheelchairs;
- Cigarettes are permitted on-site, but smoking is strictly forbidden in the grandstands and the suites;
- Coolers are allowed on-site, but certain restrictions apply. You may bring your cooler to your grandstand, as long as you’re able to slide it under your seat.
Height: 22.8 cm (9 in)
Length: 45.7 cm (18 in)
Depth: 25.4 cm (10 in)
- Glass items;
- Firearms, bladed weapons and any other dangerous object;
- Parasols and other structures which may block other spectators’ view and/or constitute a threat to their safety;
- Electrical equipment that requires using a generator;
- Animals (except guide and service dogs).The organizers reserve the right to ban any object of material which they deem to be hazardous
- Numerous signs are set up around the site to help you find your way.
- Circuit maps are available for viewing at every Customer Service booth and with the GP Canada mobile app.
- On-site personnel can help you find your way around the track.
- Check out the site map before coming to the event. This can help you plan your day and get to your seat that much more quickly. Check out the map.
Check out the map.
Smart tip! Depending on your grandstand, you can cut down on walking by using the right gates to enter on-site.
For grandstands 1, 11, 12, 31 and 41a, use the Concorde Bridge.
For grandstands 21, 21a, 15, 24, 33 and 34, as well as the Popular Grandstand, use the Cosmos Bridge.
WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES
The site is quite vast and some grandstands require that you cover some long distances. Take into account the time required to walk all the way to your grandstand.
Customer Service staff are always on hand to help you and answer your questions. You’ll find them at our various service booths:
- At the site entrance, just after the Cosmos Bridge;
- In the Senna Corner, between grandstands 11 and 12;
- Near the beach, behind Grandstand 1.
Customer Service staff can help you with the following:
- The concession stands, booths and restaurants;
- The official schedule of the event;
- Items lost on-site;
- Problems with your seat;
- Problems with other spectators;
- In case of accident or injury;
- To get information on how to make your way around the site;
- If you are dissatisfied with a particular situation;
- If you want to give us your comments.
CHECK THE WEATHER FORECASTS
- June can be very hot and sunny in Montréal. Bring sun block and protection against the sun.
- If the sun is hidden, the site can be quite cool. Bring something to cover yourself up.
- Bring a raincoat in case of rain. Umbrellas are permitted, but they must not obstruct other spectators’ view.To better prepare for the day, check out Environment Canada’s or The Weather Network’s Web site.
WHAT TO DO BETWEEN RACES
The site offers plenty of activities and entertainment when there’s a lull in the on-track action:
- Check out the many concession stands and booths that sell official merchandise;
- See some amazing freestyle skateboard and motocross performances in the Monster Energy Zone;
- Enjoy the cool air and the lounge ambiance at the Sleeman Terrace;
- Have fun with your family near Grandstand 33! Many booths, restaurants and activities for young and old await you in the Family Zone;
- Visit the support race paddocks located beyond the Hairpin, behind Grandstand 15;
- Spectators in grandstands 1, 11 and 12 may enjoy the shade and a good meal on the Gold Terrace, located near Grandstand 1
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You can also use our giant hashtags for your souvenir photos.
BEHAVIOUR IN THE GRANDSTANDSFans from all over the world come to watch the race. We want this experience to be as pleasant as possible for everyone, so we ask that you follow a few rules while you’re seated in one of our grandstands:
- Fans from all over the world come to watch the race. We want this experience to be as pleasant as possible for everyone, so we ask that you follow a few rules while you’re seated in one of our grandstands:
- Smoking is prohibited;
- Getting bare-chested is forbidden;
- Sitting in the grandstand staircases and/or obstructing them is forbidden;
- Banners, flags and other promotional items are allowed, as long as they do not block other spectators’ view and/or bother them;
- Remain courteous and patient;
- Should an incident occur, please report it immediately to the person in charge of the grandstand;
- You may stand up to take pictures, as long as you do not bother other spectators. We ask you to please be reasonable and not stay standing too long
VISIT THE CITY (to do)The city of Montréal overflows with history and culture. Each year, it hosts hundreds of events that will be sure to entertain you, not to mention its numerous permanent attractions and renowned restaurants. Take advantage of your weekend at the FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA 2016 to explore the city and simply fall in love with it, just as we have!
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