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Canadian Grand Prix

Gouverneur Hotel Montreal
  • Canadian Grand Prix June 11, 2017
  • Accommodations at the Gouverneur Place Dupuis
  • June 09 - 12, 2017
  • Superior Room
  • Full buffet breakfast included
  • Race Preview Party
  • Weekend metro pass
  • GPT tour gift package
  • On-site GPT representative
  • Tax/Service
  • Tour and race itinerary
  • Restaurant/Entertainment guide


Canadian Grand Prix


The Canadian Grand Prix alternated between Mosport Park and Circuit Mont-Tremblant and moved to Montreal after both were considered unsafe. Ile Notre Dame was chosen and there was great interest in a new Canadian driver Gilles Villeneuve.

Gilles Villeneuve drove the number 27 Ferrari. He did not know the meaning of losing; he would keep going no matter what car problems he was having. Phil Hill once told me a story about waiting for Gilles with Enzo Ferrari at Fiorano. Gilles was flying his new helicopter to show it off to Enzo. They waited and waited, until Phil saw an exhausted man riding a bicycle. It turned out to be Gilles who had crash landed his helicopter in a field and borrowed the farmer`s old bike so as not to be too late. It was his way he always fought to the last.

Niki Lauda said of him: "He was the craziest devil I ever came across in Formula 1... The fact that, for all this, he was a sensitive and lovable character rather than an out-and-out hell-raiser made him such a unique human being". There was the time he banged wheels with Rene Arnoux over the final three laps of the 1979 French Grand Prix, the most exciting F1 action I`ve ever seen. Gilles was like the Black Knight in the Monty Python and the Holy Grail movie. Fighting King Arthur the Black Knight fights on after losing both arms and legs. This could have been Gilles.

At the San Marino Grand Prix he had agreed with his team mate not to pass in the early part of the race. However Didier Pironi didn`t keep his word and there was an intense argument after the race. The next race was at Zolder for the 1982 Belgian Grand Prix. Gilles was on pole only to lose the position to Pironi late in qualifying. Giles jumped in his car to win it back only to run into the back of Jochen Mass at 140 mph. He died and racing lost a wonderful person. Such was Gilles popularity and the fact that he won the very first Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal, they named the track after him in `82.

The track in Montreal came about because they were getting ready for the Canadian World Expo and were building an underground rail system to connect the underground city to hotels and transport the Expo visitors. There was nowhere to put the ground they took out for the underground railway so they put it in the St Lawrence and built Ills Notre Dame for the future World Expo and later the race track.

Montreal`s popularity in June is easy to understand. The Province of Quebec is waking up from a long cold winter and the whole population comes out to celebrate in the spring like conditions. They are full of life particularly during the week of the Canadian Grand Prix. The whole city is alive until the early morning; some miss practice due to celebrating too much. Many streets are closed down for the revelers where concerts and auto displays abound.

Gouverneur Hotel Montreal

The Hotel Gouverneur Place Dupuis is located in the heart of Montreal, in the Latin Quarter, within walking distance to Old Historic Montreal. This hotel conveniently offers direct access to the metro system and underground city with its miles of shops and restaurants. The Gouverneur boasts comfortable guest rooms with a touch of Quebec craftsmanship. Each guest room offers free wireless internet access and a picture window that affords an unobstructed view of Montreal, Mount Royal or the St. Lawrence River. Also available for your convenience, is an indoor pool, sauna, restaurant and bar. Underground parking is available at additional cost.

Regular rooms will be reserved for you unless you purchase the Deluxe room package.

Deluxe rooms: These renovated rooms at the Gouverneur offer upgraded amenities from the standard rooms including a spacious work table with ergonomic chair, free wireless internet, a 27 inch color TV, over-sized walk-in shower, valet trouser press, electric shoe shiner and much more. Please note that a rollaway bed is not permitted in the room.

Extra night prices valid for the Wednesday before and the Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday after only. Additional charges apply for Triple rooms.

Montreal


With the advent of the fairly new Metro system it may not have struck you how it developed. Montreal built an Underground City in 1962 to allow respite from the cold and access to shopping. It became a vast network of pedestrian walkways below the city. There are 20 miles of connecting passageways beneath downtown. Approximately 500,000 people circulate daily on this network, where some 2,000 shops and restaurants, ten major hotels, museums, theaters and universities can be found

As the underground city grew so did the Metro and by 2004 Montreal had linked the Metro to the underground city. For most Montrealers, however, it tends to be considered more as a large mall complex linking Metro stations - they may not even know they are in it.

When spring arrives it is like ground hog day as Montreals inhabitants come out from their underground city. By June the streets are full twenty four hours a day. Streets all over town are closed from traffic to allow the revellers the freedom of the streets and city. Crescent street is if full of excitement as is old Montreal and many others.

Friday, June 09:

Upon your arrival into Montreal`s Trudeau Airport (YUL), make your way to the Hotel Gouverneur Place Dupuis, where a 3-night stay including a full American breakfast is booked for you. Spend the day exploring parts of historic Montreal.

Saturday, June 10:

Take the metro to Circuit Gilles Villeneuve for the Canadian Grand Prix Formula 1 qualifying and support races. Tonight, join us for our Race Preview Party!

Sunday, June 11:

Travel via metro to Circuit Gilles Villeneuve to watch the 2017 Canadian Grand Prix. Spend the evening taking in the sights and sounds of Montreal!

Monday, June 12:

Make your way to Trudeau Airport (YUL) for your return flight home or continue your vacation.

Travel Times

Airport to each downtown hotel: 30 min

As the Canadian Grand Prix at the Gilles Villeneuve Circuit is located on the island and parking is extremely limited, it is best to take the metro. Travel time varies between 10-15 minutes from each downtown hotel. Please allow plenty of time to walk to your grandstand from the metro station Jean Drapeau.

Transfer times may vary, due to the Canadian Grand Prix traffic and weather conditions.

Race Preview Party

As if enjoying a Formula 1 race with a backdrop of Montreal is not enough, we bring you our Race Preview Party hosted by a race celebrity. Drinks and dinner are included...

An event not to be missed!

Our Host James Allen

James Allen hosted Grand Prix Tours cocktail parties for 20 years and is one of the most experienced and insightful broadcasters and journalists working in Formula 1 today.

His driver guests have included most of the top drivers in F1. Sir Jackie Stewart has been a regular guest.

James became ITV Sport`s lead TV commentator on Formula 1 in October 2001, having deputized for Murray Walker at six races during the 2000 and 2001 seasons.

During James` tenure as commentator, ITV`s race coverage won three consecutive BAFTA awards and the Royal Television Society`s Sports

Programme of the Year award

In 2008 James and Martin Brundle were presented with an Autosport Award for their dramatic coverage of the final laps of the Brazilian Grand Prix, ITV`s last F1 race. The BAFTA judges` citation indicated that the commentary on the final laps had been the decisive factor in swinging the BAFTA ITV- F1`s way.

James joined ITV in 1997 as pit lane reporter having fulfilled a similar role on the American sports channel ESPN since 1993.

He lives in North West London with his wife Pip and sons Enzo and Emerson. The boys prefer motocross to F1.


This event is held at the Omni Mont Royal hotel.

The above events are included in tour price.

Airport Transfer $135.00

Private transfer from Montreal Trudeau Airport (YUL) to your hotel.

2016 price. 2017 price TBC.

Ferrari F1 Club®

The Paddock Club™ is situated in a indoor suite topped by a roof garden with views over the entire complex. The luxuriously appointed Ferrari F1 Club® suite offers its guests a wide range of modern, sophisticated facilities.

The Ferrari F1 Club® experience includes the following:

  • A prime view of the race
  • Access to the Ferrari Formula 1® Club for the race weekend
  • Morning refreshments upon arrival
  • Gourmet dining and fine wines
  • An open bar
  • Exclusive Gift Bag
  • Driver appearances
  • A private visit to the Ferrari pits
  • Pit Lane walkabout each day at a set time

Ferrari personnel will, of course, be on hand to fulfill guests' requests at any time. If you would like to order tickets or if you need further information please email us at reservations@gptours.com or call us toll free: 800 400 1998.

Red Bull Racing Paddock Club

Red Bull Racing Paddock Club Hospitality is available at most Grands Prix where guests can experience Red Bull Hospitality at its very best - in their own fabulous Team Suite.

Situated directly above the Teams' garages, it not only offers the highest standard in sports hospitality but also provides an exceptional viewing platform from one of the best vantage points on the circuits - overlooking the start/finish straight.

The Red Bull Racing Paddock Club experience includes the following:

  • A prime view of the race
  • Morning refreshments upon arrival
  • Gourmet dining and fine wines
  • An open bar
  • Exclusive Team Gift Bag
  • Daily driver appearances
  • Your opportunity to explore the pit lane
  • An exclusive tour inside the Team Garage
  • Access to the Support Race Paddock
  • Complimentary copy of the Official Program
  • Entertainment and in-house DJ
  • VIP Parking

We look forward to taking care of you and your guests in the exciting luxury of the Red Bull Racing Paddock Club. If you would like to order tickets or if you need further information please email us or call us toll free: 800 400 1998.

Paddock Club

This season's must-have accessory is a Formula One Paddock Club™ ticket. Guests of the Formula One Paddock Club™ embark on a first class adventure into the world of F1. Each VIP will experience first-class race viewing facilities, pit lane walkabouts, the finest of food, open bar including champagne, and closed circuit and digital television.

Included in the price of a Formula One Paddock Club™ Ticket are:

  • Access to the circuit and the Formula One Paddock Club
  • Open bar with Champagne
  • Gourmet luncheon with fine wines
  • Pit lane walkabout(s) at specially allotted times
  • Access to Support Race Paddock
  • Official Programme and ear plugs
  • Entertainment
  • Entrance to the Club Suite, the hospitality area designed for individuals and small groups fully-equipped with TV screens, bar and lounge area.
  • Prime viewing facilities from the pit building
  • Reserved grandstand
  • Parking pass available upon request

We look forward to taking care of you and your guests in the exclusive luxury of the Formula One Paddock Club™. If you would like to order tickets or if you need further information please email us or call us toll free: 800 400 1998.

Price Per Person

Price Per Person: $1,295.00
Single Use Supplement: $615.00

Price is per person, based on two persons sharing a room. Single supplement is an additional cost per room (for the entire tour) if traveling alone. Extra nights subject to hotel availability.

Hotel Room Types


Queen Bed max 2 person(s)
Queen room for Sole use max 1 person(s)
Twin beds max 2 person(s)



Newsletter

Friday 1-Day
*F1 Paddock Club [+]   $725.00

Treat yourself to the best of the best! Guests of the Formula One Paddock Club embark on a first class adventure into the world of F1. Each VIP will experience first-class race viewing facilities, pit lane walkabouts, the finest of food, open bar including champagne, and closed circuit and digital television.

(Payment for these tickets is due in full at time of booking)

2016 race ticket prices. 2017 price TBC.

Saturday/Sunday 2-Day
*F1 Paddock Club [+]   $5,125.00

Treat yourself to the best of the best! Guests of the Formula One Paddock Club embark on a first class adventure into the world of F1. Each VIP will experience first-class race viewing facilities, pit lane walkabouts, the finest of food, open bar including champagne, and closed circuit and digital television.

(Payment for these tickets is due in full at time of booking)

2016 race ticket prices. 2017 price TBC.

*Red Bull Racing [+]   $6,500.00

Guests of the Red Bull Racing Paddock Club embark on a first class adventure into the world of F1. Each VIP will experience first-class race viewing facilities, morning refreshments, gourmet dining and fine wines, open bar including Champagne, pit lane walkabouts and garage tour (subject to team approval onsite), closed circuit and digital television. Enjoy a daily driver appearance, entertainment and an exclusive Team gift bag.

(Payment for these tickets is due in full at time of booking)

2016 price. 2017 price TBC.

All Weekend 3-Day
*Grandstand 24 [+]   $365.00

Situation on the exit of the hairpin, one of the best spots for passing (uncovered).

2017 race ticket prices.

*Grandstand 15 [+]   $365.00

Situated directly infront of the hairpin, one of the best spots for passing(uncovered). One of the closest stands to the metro station.

2017 race ticket prices.

*Elite Restaurant [+]   $2,695.00

Spoil yourself and experience exclusive benefits and services just a few feet from the pit lane exit. Enjoy excellent viewing without the crowds, exceptional meals and refined VIP service. Included is a seat in a multi-tiered grandstand (all under cover), reserved dining space, closed circuit television, breakfast and lunch, all day beverage service, ear plugs and private bathroom. Access is by boat (boat service is included with the ticket). This viewing option is highly recommended by the GPT staff! Formerly named the F1 Restaurant.

(Payment for these tickets is due in full at time of booking)

2017 race ticket prices.

*F1 Paddock Club [+]   $5,645.00

Treat yourself to the best of the best! Guests of the Formula One Paddock Club embark on a first class adventure into the world of F1. Each VIP will experience first-class race viewing facilities, pit lane walkabouts, the finest of food, open bar including champagne, and closed circuit and digital television.

(Payment for these tickets is due in full at time of booking)

2016 race ticket prices. 2017 price TBC.

*Red Bull Racing [+]   $7,100.00

Guests of the Red Bull Racing Paddock Club embark on a first class adventure into the world of F1. Each VIP will experience first-class race viewing facilities, morning refreshments, gourmet dining and fine wines, open bar including Champagne, pit lane walkabouts and garage tour (subject to team approval onsite), closed circuit and digital television. Enjoy a daily driver appearance, entertainment and an exclusive Team gift bag.

(Payment for these tickets is due in full at time of booking)

2016 price. 2017 price TBC.

Grandstand 1 [+]   $515.00

If you`re into pit action, these are the seats for you! Set up in front of the garages, these seats offer a view of all the excitement heading in and out of pit lane. Not to mention you`ll have front row seats to all the prerace festivities . Giant screens enable you to follow the action elsewhere on the track (uncovered).

2017 race ticket prices.

*Ferrari F1 Club [+]   $8,650.00

Grandstand 11 [+]   $365.00

A little bit of a hike but definitely worth it, offering a great view of the S/F straight and the maneuvers in the tough Senna corner. Especially exciting at the start of the race (uncovered).

2017 race ticket prices.

*Grandstand 12 [+]   $365.00

A little bit of a hike but definitely worth it, offering a great view of the cars coming down the straight after the S/F and the maneuvers in the tough Senna corner. Especially exciting at the start of the race (uncovered).

2017 race ticket prices.

* indicates ticket is on request
Tickets are not included with your hotel package and are offered separately as there is usually a choice. Additional options that are not listed here may be available. Please contact our office for details and for race ticket only sales. All prices are quoted in U.S. dollars.

Race tickets can be purchased through the “Book this package” tab. Once you have selected your package, you will be asked which race tickets you would like to purchase. If you would like to purchase race tickets only, please call our office for more details