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 Post subject: Canadian F1 race
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 4:06 pm 
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I’m thinking to taking the woman I’m related to by marriage to the F1 race in Montreal in 2020 (when she’s not teaching). I’ve searched and searched but can’t find any info about off site parking. It’s run on an island so there can’t be any event parking there, right? But I can’t for the life of me find any info about remote parking/shuttle busses. If I knew where the remote parking was, I could make decisions about lodging.

Has anyone been to this event and can offer some insight? Please email me offline (hdf3.wtr80@gmail.com) as PMs don’t work for me on this site.

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 Post subject: Re: Canadian F1 race
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 5:47 pm 
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Get a nice hotel room in downtown Montreal. Great food and night life. Get on the subway and take nice ride to the site. It is a bit of a walk to the track, but you are walking with a crowd of race fans. Really cool.
The site was part of the Olympics and the spectator viewing is great. I have been wanted to back there rather than going to COTA.
When I went, I was fortunate enough to have passes that let me walk the pit lane when the F-1 cars weren't on track. Took a helicopter ride during one of F-1 sessions. They were pasting the copter.
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 Post subject: Re: Canadian F1 race
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 4:56 am 
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Hi Dayle,

Here is a map that might help

http://www.parcjeandrapeau.com/en/parking/

I live here and do not go anymore but staying downtown and commuting to the track is a good idea

Check out crescent street there is always stuff going on there during that whole week

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 Post subject: Re: Canadian F1 race
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 8:26 am 
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Dayle, we went for many years and used to take the kids.. loved it. Old Montreal at night was very festive - a great place to go. We always found reasonable hotels near old Montreal - found street parking at the hotel and never used the car again. We walked everywhere and took the subway to the track with the other 100,000+ spectators - as with everything F1 it was a spectacle over the top. Lot's to do for a couple days, take your walking shoes or helicopter - you could use both.


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 Post subject: Re: Canadian F1 race
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 10:48 am 
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Dayle - I have not been, but would love to hear your comments post weekend. Please share!
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 Post subject: Re: Canadian F1 race
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 11:11 am 
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two things to take to the track: 1/ smoked meat sandwich (from Schwarz's) and 2/ Montreal bagels for a starchy snack.

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 Post subject: Re: Canadian F1 race
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Thanks for commenting in the thread instead of just replying directly to Dayle. Some of the rest of us want to "play along at home". :)

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 Post subject: Re: Canadian F1 race
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 6:38 am 
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KelleyHux wrote:
Thanks for commenting in the thread instead of just replying directly to Dayle. Some of the rest of us want to "play along at home". :)

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You're not the first person to live vicariously through someone else's travel, young lady. Been there, done that, got the T shirt. :wink: I'll try and update this thread as I gain insight. I'll say this though....as much as I'd love to, there's no way I can afford a fancy, schmancy downtown Montreal hotel at $300 a night.

I emailed the "info@montrealgrandprix.com" email address so we'll see what they have to say....if they reply.

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 Post subject: Re: Canadian F1 race
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 4:21 am 
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Lots of good info here. I'll pass it along to my Son & Daughter-in-law. They went to the Belgium one last year. They have mentioned possibly going to the Canadian one as the Texas one is way expensive.
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 Post subject: Re: Canadian F1 race
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 5:33 pm 
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We live about 45-50 minutes from the track

We host couch surfers

When the grand prix started, we had prod races on the Saturday and would be judges of fact at the start before technology took over. Oh yea, our pit passes were good all weekend

We have a spare room and a hot tub that can be had to car nuts passing through :eh:

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