2024 Canadian Grand Prix: Everything You Need to Know Before Attending

Formula 1 is back in Montreal for the 2024 Canadian Grand Prix. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of attending the race on June 7-9, 2024!

  • The 2024 Canadian Grand Prix is set to take place on June 7-9
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Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Ile Notre Dame island is one of Formula 1’s most enduring and most loved circuits. After a two season enforced absence due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Montreal track hosted F1 for the 42nd time last year, seeing it overtake the Nurburgring as the circuit to have hosted the fifth most Grands Prix.

In 2024, the Canadian Grand Prix takes place as the ninth round of the season. It’s a season which has so far been mostly dominated by Max Verstappen and Red Bull – though Ferrari and McLaren have won three of the eight races so far this season and appearing to be closing the gap.

We rank Circuit Gilles Villeneuve among the top tracks which have the most exciting racing. In the last few years, we’ve seen mixed up grids thanks to damp qualifying sessions. The last two Montreal races have been won from pole by Verstappen – though he won by under a second in 2022. Perhaps we’ll see an even closer battle for the lead in 2024!

Magical Montreal

The metropolitan area of Montreal is inhabited by around 4.3 million people; a growth of over 1 million since the sport first visited the circuit on the Ile Notre Dame island in 1978. The city is the place to be over Grand Prix weekend, as it embraces the influx of F1 fans.

There will be a number of F1-themed events taking place across the city in the build up to the Grand Prix. From festivals and Grand Prix parties to events laid on by Formula 1 teams, there’s something for everyone off track in the city. This year there are also two official Canadian Grand Prix concerts from The Chainsmokers and Pitbull, though tickets are not free for racegoers unlike at many of the other events on the Formula 1 calendar.

Aside from the famous parties on Crescent Street and Peel Street, we’ve recommended the best places to dine and other nearby attractions to visit on your Canadian Grand Prix trip in Off Track Activities.

How to Get to Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

Montreal is served by a number of public transport links, with the Metro being the easiest way of reaching the track, which is located within Parc Jean-Drapeau. Be aware that the Metro will get busy over the weekend, particularly at peak times. It’s easy to find your way to the track – just follow the crowds of F1 fans! Taxis and bicycle sharing are other convenient ways of getting around Montreal.

Take a look at our guide to accessing the circuit for further information on getting around the city.

Heading to Montreal for the first time? All the essential travel information you need is in Travel Basics.

One of the Best-Attended Races of the Year

The Canadian Grand Prix claimed the title of best-attended Grand Prix in 2017, with a supposed 360,000 fans in attendance. Though its impressive figures have since been overtaken by other big races in Britain, the United States and Mexico, the event was the sixth-best attended event of the season in 2023. You can expect a busy trackside experience at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve over the 2024 Canadian Grand Prix weekend. 345,000 fans were in attendance across the three days last year – with a similar attendance level expected this year.

How Much Does it Cost to Attend the Canadian Grand Prix?

Part of the draw to the Canadian Grand Prix is the cost of the tickets. Tickets ranked with the top five cheapest on average in the 2023 season and while the event has dropped to eighth in the list in 2024, average ticket prices have increased by around only $40 USD compared to last year. The Canadian Grand Prix is still good value for money!

In addition, it’s also the fifth most affordable Grand Prix for locals to attend, behind only Bahrain, Qatar, Japan and Singapore, with locals spending only 8% of the average monthly wage for tickets to the event.

We estimate that the average fan will spend around $1,700 CAD on a trip to the 2024 Canadian Grand Prix, including the cost of a 3-day grandstand seat, a 3-night stay in a central Montreal hotel and daily spending money.

Check out our Budget Planner for the lowdown on what you can expect to spend on a trip to the Canadian Grand Prix!

Trackside at the 2024 Canadian Grand Prix

A fan favourite, the circuit will host its usual Pit Lane Walk event on Thursday before the on-track action begins. Running from 09:00 to 11:00, a limited number of free tickets were available for the event. Fans had to apply for a random draw for free Pit Lane Walk tickets via the circuit newsletter before May 9.

As well as Formula 1 action, you’ll also see two support series on track in Canada this year – Ferrari Challenge and Porsche Carrera Cup North America, both of which will race twice. You can find all the vital information about watching the race, including session times and prohibited items, on our updated Trackside page.

Got a question about attending the 2024 Canadian Grand Prix? Leave a comment below!

11 thoughts on “2024 Canadian Grand Prix: Everything You Need to Know Before Attending”

  1. hi, I saw in a 2022 blog you can take small coolers of food and drink, is this valid for this year?

    1. Yes it is valid, you can bring a cooler with drinks and food, but no alcohol or glass items. Cooler bag dimensions as follows:
      Height: 22.8 cm (9 in)
      Length: 45.7 cm (18 in)
      Depth: 25.4 cm (10 in)
      It’s all listed in the FAQs here.

  2. Hi, do you know if you buy tickets indirectly through F1destinations to this GP if you get first dibs on tickets for the following year? Or does this only work if you buy directly through the Montreal track?

  3. I’m going and seated in Grandstand 1 but at the opposite end from the podium. Do you have any idea of what gates will be open near that grandstand for the post race track invasion so I could get a better view? Thanks!

    1. I don’t know the specific gates, but it will be easy enough to ask the circuit staff beforehand. Also there will be fans starting to gather at the gates as the race nears the end, so it should be obvious

  4. Patrick J Rodio

    We have general admission tickets for the weekend – will it be obvious upon arrival as to where we will be able to go? Also, what is the best area to view with GA Tix? Thanks!

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