Use our budget planner to help plan the cost of your trip to the Canadian F1 Grand Prix in Montreal. The next race is scheduled for June 9-11, 2017.
Canada offers competitive value for F1 fans, particularly those coming from the North East of the USA, who can travel cheaply and easily to the race in Montreal. The US dollar (and Euro) have also gained in value once again this year against the Canadian dollar, making the trip even better value. Tickets are reasonably priced in comparison to other current F1 events and Montreal is surprisingly good value for a large city, despite inflated accommodation prices on Grand Prix weekend.
Average costs below are per person based on a stay of 3 nights in central Montreal with race tickets, accommodation and spending money. The prices do not include flights (or other travel costs) required to reach Montreal.
- Estimated weekend cost = $370 CAD ($282 USD)
- Three day General Admission ticket = $130 CAD
- Dorm bed at hostel in central Montreal for four nights = $90 CAD (per person)
- Daily budget: $50 CAD x 3 = $150 CAD
The Cheap Charlie stays in a hostel, buys the cheapest weekend ticket (General Admission), takes their own food and drink to the race, doesn’t drink alcohol trackside and either makes their own food away from the track or eats at budget restaurants such as McDonalds. If possible, the Cheap Charlie will look to eliminate the cost of accommodation altogether and either stay with friends or couchsurf.
- Estimated weekend cost = $815 CAD ($622 USD)
- 3-day Grandstand 31/33 ticket = $275 CAD
- Mid-range hotel in central Montreal for four nights = $240 CAD (per person/twin or double share)
- Daily budget: $100 CAD x 3 = $300 CAD
The Average Joe buys a low to mid-range Grandstand ticket for the weekend, stays in a 3-star hotel or apartment, buys food and drink trackside, and can afford a reasonably priced restaurant meal at night as well as a few drinks at the pub. Average Joe’s budget doesn’t stretch to anything more than the cheapest of the merchandise items on sale at the track.
- Estimated weekend cost = $1775 CAD ($1354 USD)
- 3-day Grandstand 1 ticket = $575 CAD
- 4-star hotel in central Montreal for four nights = $600 CAD (per person)
- Daily budget: $200 CAD x 3 = $600 CAD
The Extravagant Eddie buys the most expensive Grandstand seat on offer, stays in a decent hotel and goes out to some of the city’s best restaurants and clubs. They will take taxis rather than public transport and spend up big on merchandise at the track. They may risk blowing their budget with a trip to the trackside Casino.
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