Where to watch the action at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Your guide to buying tickets for the 2021 Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal on June 11-13.
Tickets are not yet on sale for the 2021 Canadian Grand Prix, but you can already purchase Official Ticket Packages from F1 Experiences. All images and videos © F1Destinations.com. The Editor attended the 2019 Canadian Grand Prix and sat in all the grandstands. Check out our ranking of the Top 10 Grandstands at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on GPDestinations.com.
The Canadian Grand Prix remains popular, for good reason. The track is close to downtown Montreal, ticket prices are reasonable, the racing is often action-packed and the atmosphere is electric. Tickets for 2020 are now on sale – grandstand prices remain unchanged, but 3-day General Admission tickets are now priced at $170 CAD, up from $150 CAD. No early bird discounts are offered on Canadian Grand Prix tickets.
2021 Canadian Grand Prix Ticket Packages
Official Ticket Packages from F1 Experiences are already on sale for the 2021 Canadian Grand Prix. From the best grandstand seats to the Champions Club (next to the Wall of Champions) or Formula 1 Paddock Club™, all packages come with exclusive benefits unavailable anywhere else, including Guided Paddock Access and opportunities to meet current or legendary F1 drivers!Learn more
General Admission at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
General admission tickets for the Canadian Grand Prix are cheap, but don’t offer the best viewing opportunities. The circuit is known for its long straights and slow corners, and grandstands take up the best viewing spots. This means that General Admission ticket holders either need to find a spot “packed like sardines” between the grandstands or watch the cars scream past on the straights. There is more room to move in General Admission on Friday, before bigger crowds turn up on the weekend for qualifying and the race. There are decent vantage points close to some grandstands, but you need to get there early to secure your spot. Either side of grandstand 24 is raised and fills up quickly. There is also space between and in front of Grandstands 11 & 12. The straight behind grandstand 31 provides shaded viewing, but doesn’t offer big screen viewing.
Grandstand 1 – Main Straight
Grandstand 1 is located on the main start/finish straight, opposite the pits. These seats are good for first timers and anyone who wants to watch the action in the pits, plus the race build up and podium celebrations. If you are after on-track action, choose seats in the opening Senna Chicane instead.
Senna Curves – Grandstands 11, 12, Platine
The two grandstands on the outside of the Senna curve offer some of the best viewing opportunities at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. There is always lots of action at this corner, particularly at the start of the race. If you get a good seat, you will be able to see the cars from the start finish line up until they disappear around turn 3. We recommend choosing a seat as close to the other grandstand as possible – low section numbers for Stand 11, high section numbers for Stand 12. This gives you the best view of the main straight while also providing a very good view down to turn 3. Both grandstands have two ticket categories this year, with a $30 difference. Go for the higher priced tickets for better views. We also recommend seats in the Platine Grandstand on the inside of the opening corners; it’s the only covered grandstand at the circuit and always sells out quickly despite being the highest priced grandstand at the circuit.
Hairpin – Grandstands 15, 21, 24, 34
The grandstands on the hairpin are a good choice and the ‘stadium atmosphere’ is awesome. Given the choice, we’d buy a seat in Grandstand 15, which gives the best front-on views of this important corner. Bonus at the end of the day: the hairpin grandstands are the closest to the metro station.