The Ultimate Montreal Grand Prix Experience
For three days, Montréal is home to the greatest Formula 1 celebration in the world. It’s not just about the race. La belle ville comes alive and puts on a show like no other as people from all over the globe descend on this historic city. From shopping to dining, nightlife and entertainment, the choices are endless. To help you zone in on hotspots, we’ve put together a list that pretty much guarantees you the ultimate Montreal Grand Prix experience.
1. Les Cours Mont-Royal
Converted from the former Mount Royal Hotel , this upscale shopping centre in Downtown Montreal, Quebec is home to some of the most exclusive boutiques offering designer brands and unique fashions and accessories for both men and women in a prestigious shopping environment.
Hours: Mon-Wed: 10am - 6pm; Thurs-Fri: 10am - 9pm; Sat: 10am - 5pm / Sun: 12pm - 5pm
1455, Peel St., Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3A-1T5
2. Kaizen Sushi Bar & Restaurant
One of the city’s original sushi bars, Kaizen is known for offering the freshest and best sushi in Montreal. Kaizen offers great wines and the city’s largest selection of premium sake to sip as you listen to live jazz and enjoy their signature lambas sushi, baked oysters, kobe beef, sushi pizza, and grilled fish.
Hours: Mon-Fri: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Sat-Sun: 5:30pm - 11pm
4075, St-Catherine W., Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3Z-1V3
In the spirit of the chic and cozy Boutique Hotels made famous by Ian Schrager, club entrepreneurs Mike Perras and Michel Tardif (formerly of Club UN); join forces with Montreal’s own International DJ jojoflores (partner and Creative Director) to bring to you the Boutique Club PEOPL. With an emphasis on impeccable sound, ambient lighting and an ever-transforming decor, the Boutique Club PEOPL caters to the premium electronic music variety, but also showcases a night dedicated to Montreal’s local live musicians and singers whether it be Jazz, Funk, Indie, R & B or Soul.
390 rue Notre Dame (corner and entrance rue St. Helene), Montreal (Quebec), H2Y1T9
For more information, call 514.849.1390
4. Club Terrasses Bonsecours
Perched above the St-Lawrence River, the day-to-night Terrasses Bonsecours offers a one-of-a-kind urban retreat featuring four levels of open-air patios with panoramic city and river views. The perfect complement to Vieux Montreal, sun-seeking guests enjoy bistro fare and a mix of drinks both classic and vanguard on the lower deck by day, while partygoers can escape and unwind to various top-guest deejays by night. Newly remodeled bar, electrical heating and retractable awnings make this location a draw for city lovers who enjoy an airy escape. Terrasses Bonsecours captures the pulse, personality and distinctive energy of the Old city. source: http://www.grandprixmontreal.com/
10pm - 3am, 18+, Special Grand Prix event tickets $335
Terrasses Bonsecours Amphitheatre, 364 De La Commune, Quais Du Vieux-Port
For tickets and tables, call 514.969.9716
5. Montreal Formula 1 Grand Prix
If you still have money or energy to take in the actual race, there are plenty of one-day and full weekend passes available to the general public as well as group and corporate rates.
One-day general admission $45.25 - $95.75; grandstand $282.50 - $560.00