Tickets – 2022 Canadian Grand Prix

Where to watch the action at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Your guide to buying tickets for the 2022 Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal. Dates for the race have not yet been announced.


For the second year in succession, the Canadian Grand Prix has been cancelled. Learn more here. Tickets are not yet on sale for the 2022 Canadian Grand Prix.  All images and videos © F1Destinations.com. The Editor attended the 2019 Canadian Grand Prix and sat in all the grandstands.

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!

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Single-day Canadian Grand Prix tickets

  • General Admission (GA) and Grandstand 47 tickets are available for single days or the whole weekend
  • GA tickets are priced at $55 on Friday, $85 on Saturday and $120 on Sunday. Otherwise, you can buy for all three days at $170. (All prices in CAD.) Children aged under 11 are free in General Admission if accompanied by an adult, but you’ll need to reserve a free ticket when you buy your own
  • Grandstand 47 tickets cost $90 on Friday, $125 on Saturday and $175 on Sunday. Three-day tickets for Grandstand 47 are $200. Discounted children’s tickets are available.

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.

The high section numbers in Grandstand 11 can have their views obstructed by the trees inside the Senna curve, so it’s better to choose a low section number in this stand.
The low section numbers in Grandstand 12 can have views obstructed by the hospitality suites – if you choose a low section in Grandstand 12, get a high row seat so you will see all the action.

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.

Grandstand 15 faces the hairpin so all the action is in front of you and it is possible to see a long way down the entry and exit straights. It is however separated from the track by a gravel trap, so you are a bit further away from the action and noise.
Grandstand 21 is closest of all to the metro station. Views from the lower rows, which are very close to the track, are limited by the new catch fencing. Higher rows in this stand have unobstructed views but are further from the track.
Grandstand 24, also known as the Lance Stroll Grandstand. You are very close to the track in Grandstand 24 with a ringside seat of the cars accelerating out of the chicane. Food stalls and proper toilets are located right behind this grandstand.
Grandstand 34 – located in the middle of the hairpin – is an affordable stand with good views. Get in quick as this grandstand always sells out first.

Other Grandstands at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

Grandstand 46 (previously know as the “Popular grandstand”) is the worst positioned grandstand at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, but also the cheapest. Single-day tickets are also available, unlike in most other grandstands. Views of the hairpin are obstructed by trees. For those who know the track, there is a small left kink after the hairpin. If there has been a lot of rain, there can be standing water in this area and it tends to catch out a lot of drivers, particularly in the support categories – the Popular Grandstand provides the best views of the action which can ensue. There is no big screen TV here.
The Family Grandstand (previously Grandstand 33) is located on the outside of turn 6. We recommend seats in the lower section numbers, which give you a better view of the approach than higher section numbers.
Grandstand 31 on turn 9 is set back a long way from the circuit proper , and you don’t get to see the cars for as long as at the Senna Chicane or the hairpin, but it is still decent value. Worth considering.

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52 thoughts on “Tickets – 2022 Canadian Grand Prix”

  1. eric robertson

    I want to buy 3 Senna trio tickets for the 3 days at the Canadian grand prix. Not seeing how to do that on your sight?

  2. Chris Caselli

    I’ve been looking at tickets as three of us are going this year but only Sunday. We don’t want to do the popular grandstand. I’ve found multiple sites that are selling single day tickets for most grandstands. How is this possible? On the F1 website only three days passes are available for those grandstands.

    1. Hi Chris, I would be very careful about buying Sunday-only tickets for anything other than General Admission or the Popular Grandstands. They are not official and there is the chance you will not get what you pay for. From the Circuit website: “Tickets to the Event are strictly non transferable and not for resale.” The only exception would be for some corporate areas, where you can purchase single-day access. To avoid any hassles, I would just pay up for the full 3-day ticket to your chosen grandstand and purchase from a legitimate source; from the official seller (Admission.com/Ticketmaster) or from a reseller such as BookF1, Gootickets or GPTicketshop – see the links on our sidebar. Enjoy the weekend in Montreal!

  3. Above it mentions picking a high section in grandstand 12. How do I know what the different sections are?

    1. Hi Sue, from the guide, “In larger stands, the front row, closest to the track, is designated AA and the second row is BB. After the 26th row (ZZ), the next row is designated A and so on. In smaller stands such as grandstand 21, the front row closest to the track is row A.”

          1. Hi there, trying to find a seating chart online. Would like to see if section 11, row x, seat 3 has an unobstructed view…

  4. Hi,

    Can we do in and out of the venue in a single day?I have a ticket for saturday and have some important work in the afternoon. so can i leave and then come back again?


    1. Hi, sorry we don’t have specific information to answer this question. It should be possible to get a pass-out, but please ask when you have your ticket checked in the morning as you enter. Have a great weekend!

  5. Do you recommend attendees buy a lanyard for their tickets? Is there a need to have the ticket always out and available?

    1. Hi Willa, you don’t have to purchase a lanyard if you don’t wish. You normally only need to show your ticket when you are entering the track or entering your grandstand area inside. Some people like to buy the official lanyard as a momento, but you could always buy a cheaper one. Enjoy!

      1. You can leave and re enter the track, but have to get your ticket scanned when you leave. If you don’t get it scanned at the gate when leaving, you may not get back in.

  6. Hi

    I’ll be getting tickets soon for grandstand 11 and want to get decent seats in this grandstand, but can’t find anywhere to choose my section number. How can I do this, as you’ve mentioned in your article?

    1. Hi Simon, the best way to get the seats you want is to call the ticket company directly. That should apply with buying via the circuit itself, or the ticket companies we deal with, who have an allocation of tickets for each grandstand. Good luck and enjoy the race.

  7. Hi. Looking at tickets for Montreal 2016 and wondering if there’s a similar ticket to the GA Premium pass that you can get in Melbourne? That pass ticks all the boxes for trackside viewing and easy access to a bar for drinks. Is there anything similar at F1 Montreal?

    1. Hi Daryll, unfortuanately theres’s nothing like a premium GA ticket in Montreal. It’s either GA for $127 (3 days) or a grandstand seat (Popular is cheapest at $175 for 3 days). There are corporate tickets, but the cheapest of these – Privileged 12 on the Senna Curve – cost over $1200 CAD for 3 days. You get bar access and a free BBQ lunch. You can buy these with bookF1

  8. Hello Chris, Im planing to buy 3 days tickets, but I want to attend only during the race.
    Is there any chance to re – sale the rest of the tickets legally thru a website like stubhub?
    sorry to insist if you already explain before that the tickets are in-transferable but thats the only way that I can afford stand 15 for all the family :)

  9. Catherine Timm

    Hi, I’m flying in from New York and would like to know what time the event starts on Friday and when it finishes on Sunday to book my flight around that, Please advise, thanks!

  10. Can you buy general admission on the day of the Friday practice and qualifications for the 2016 Montreal Grand Prix? We are not avid race fans and want to be able to walk around and get a few for the race weekend while we are in town.

  11. Hello,
    My father has followed F1 since his childhood. I am taking him to the Canadian GP. However, he has Parkinsons and has trouble walking long distances. Is there an area near the circuit for handicapped parking? Any advice on this one would be great.

    1. Hi James, you can find more information here. “Grandstands 21a and 41a are adapted for limited-mobility spectators. Buying a ticket in one of these grandstands also gives you access to nearby parking”. Hope you and your father enjoy the race!

  12. Hi,

    I would like to buy 3 tickets for Jun 11 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX.
    I would like to buy specific sits Grandstand 11 section 1-2 or 3.
    How can i find tickets for these sections? On the web i have no option to choose from.

    Please advice in your convenience.



    1. Hi Marin, if you purchase through Gootickets, who we recommend, then you cannot choose specific sections – make a request in your booking and they will try to accommodate your request. I cannot comment on other ticket companies. Andrew

  13. Grandstand 1 & 2 are across from the pits. The Pit assignments are based on how the teams finished in the standings last year.

    For 2018, Grandstand one section one will be in front of Mercedes, section three will be Ferrari, section 5 will be Red Bull………….

    I like GS 1 & 2. Bring your binoculars lots of action all day long.

  14. Megan Nicholson


    If you buy a 3-day ticket for say Grandstand 24, is that the only grandstand you can sit in all weekend? Or can you sit in other grandstands on the Friday/Saturday with your seat being reserved in Grandstand 24 for the Sunday (like at other circuits)?


  15. Hi – Do you know if section 47 is ok. Looking to purchase reasonably priced tickets just for Sunday. Don’t want Gen Adm. but don’t see anything else within budget. Never been so any info you could provide would be great. Thanks

  16. hello, I am looking to buy 4 tickets for 3 days, is it guaranteed that the seta will be next to one another? as it says only the Grandtstand number and section 1,2,3….

    1. Hi Diana, if you buy the 4 tickets in one transaction, they will be together. To be sure, leave a comment when you purchase to confirm this.

  17. Hi,
    I am looking for grandstand 11 and 12 for the weekend. At the moment, your recommendation (low rows in 11 and high rows in 12) is currently sold out. From what is available, do you recommend the high rows (5,6,7) in Section 11 or the low rows (1,2,3,4) in section 12?

  18. Have purchased 3-day pass (Grandstand 47 – Row FF) 8-tickets for GP a few days ago from etickets.ca Can anyone temme where the exact location is, and how the view is?

  19. Hi,
    I’m looking at Montreal grandprix on June 9th. One of the tickets for sale is for section: grandstand 1 and row: ga
    There is no seat information on the website. Do you know what kind of seat is this? Is there a reserved seats or does GA mean standing only. But this is in grandstand 1..so I’m confused

  20. Stephanie Dominguez

    Do children need a ticket? I have a 3 year old toddler. The Mexican Grand Prix did not require one.


    1. Hi Stephanie, your child will need a ticket for the grandstand. But if you are in General Admission, you can bring him/her in for free.

  21. Hi, do you know where the track invasion entrances are at the end of the Grand Prix for when the fans enter the track?
    Thank you.

    1. Not 100% sure, sorry Robert. Normally they are at either end of the start-finish straight. Ask around earlier in the weekend, plenty of people (or marshals, track workers) will be able to give you the lowdown on this.

  22. Hey! Do you have any idea on what date/time the tickets for the Montreal 2021 GP are going to be available for sale ? Thanks:)

    1. Sorry Joud, I do not. There is actually some doubt about whether the race will actually go ahead this year given current travel and COVID-19 restrictions. We should know more in the next 1-2 weeks.

    1. Yes, you can – I’m not 100% sure on the exact rules for Canada, but for most races there’s a limit on long lenses (no more than 200mm). It doesn’t mean you won’t get in with a longer one, but it could be a problem.

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