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How to make your Grand Prix weekend unforgettable

newspaperMontreal, Quebec hosts one of the world’s most thrilling Canada Grand Prix circuits (also Formula 1 Grand Prix Heineken du Canada). But there is more you can do in Montreal than dedicating all your time to the Formula 1 race. Montreal is a vacation destination worth dreaming about. It is recommended that once you’ve got enough of the Grand Prix and its related festivals to explore this old city.

Uncover its hidden secrets and perhaps meet Lewis Hamilton:

How will you arrive and move around?

Pierre-Elliott Trudeau International Airport is the gateway to Montreal. This airport is situation in the suburbs of Montreal. After landing and clearing with the immigration, you will embark on an about 1 hour drive to the city center. You can rent a car or use the express bus to get to the city center. Once you get to the heart of Montreal, you can reach anywhere else in the city by a simple stroll or by taking a metro ride.

Parking tend to be a huge during the FIA’s Formula 1 World Championship in Canada. For this reason, opt for Uber or Taxi to your own car. If by any chance you feel the urge to visit the Old Montreal, it would be good to cycle, walk or use the non-automated methods of transport due to tight roads.

Where to stay and dine: Information on hotels

A huge number of hotels here are situated in the downtown in the downtown region of Montreal. You can get here and leave to anywhere else you please using the subway. There are plenty of hotels in the distant suburbs but their distance from the city center isn’t enticing. Instead of wasting your valuable time commuting to and from the suburbs, it is advisable to stay in the city and enjoy the glamour of Montreal.

Do you need to worry of the language barrier?

Not at all. Although French is widely spoken here, most people in Montreal have an impressive grasp of English. Besides, the Grand Prix tend to bring different nationalities and cultures in Montreal. There is a tong likelihood the person of your tongue will be there in case you aren’t fluent in English.

The currency

Obviously, you won’t be able to use a Euro or US Dollar in Montreal but there are plenty of Forex bureaus where you can convert your currency into the Canadian dollar. From there, you will be free to grab a souvenir or dine as long as you want.

Weather conditions

June is summertime in Montreal and you will make up to warm mornings and hot afternoons. Surprisingly, temperatures here tend to be tame most of the time and will fall in the range of 20 degrees Celsius and 25 degrees Celsius. However, you will need heavy clothes if you plan to spend extended periods of time out at night.


Then food in Montreal is diverse. You are likely to find your home cuisine in Montreal or a dish similar to it. There is a number of outstanding establishments worth trying especially those with French roots.


Clearly, Montreal has a lot to show beside the Grand Prix. Attractions such as the Saint-Gabriel House take you back in history to the very beginning of modern Montreal. A trip to the Old Montreal will be unforgettable.



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