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23 Things You Can Do In Old Montreal For Grand Prix Weekend

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23 Things You Can Do In Old Montreal For Grand Prix Weekend

With so much to do and see, we all already know that Montreal is one hella cool place to be in the summer. And one of the most exciting events to take over the city every year is without a doubt the Formula 1 Grand Prix.

The only Canadian stop on the GP circuit, Montrealers have always embraced the excitement of Formula 1. Some might even say, better than Europe itself. While there is a little something going on in almost every corner of the city, Old Montreal is going all out this year, with a huge selection of activities to celebrate the most prestigious race in the world, and not just for the super fan.

So if you're looking for a little more than just promo girls and model cars, check out some of what's happening in Old Montreal for F1 Weekend below.

Photo cred - Geneviève Giguère Photography


Of course there will be food, and in honour of F1, various Old Montreal restaurants will be offering extra special menus for all you foodies out there. Some of the participating restos on the Foodie Circuit include:

  • Mangiafoco for some exclusive mouth-watering pizzas,
  • Auberge Saint-Gabriel will host 4 different themed events
  • Resto-Bar Saint-Amable will have its own lobster festival
  • Stash Café will be serving up yummy Polish eats and a selection of vodkas
  • M Churros Mme Banane for their famous frozen bananas and out-of-this-world churros
  • Café Olimpico will be serving up iced coffees
  • MAISON PEPIN's terrasse and ice cream counter will be open for signature eats and treats
  • And many more!

For more info about the Foodie Circuit and complete list of restaurants, click here.

Photo cred - Geneviève Giguère Photography


So you might like the cars, but it's really the shopping you LOVE! The Prestige Circuit has got special offers from numerous high-end boutiques, perfect for all your F1 shopping needs. They include:

  • Bijou Bijoux with a special fashion event showcasing Quebec-made jewellery and accessories
  • Baldaquin Montréal is offering 10% off all regular-priced merchandise all weekend
  • F1 Boutique Canada will launching the North-American debut of the Aryton Senna Foundation clothing collection on June 9, along with neon body-painting, live entertainment and sweet prizes all weekend.
  • And more!

For more info about the Prestige Circuit and complete list of boutiques, click here.


For those who prefer to take it a bit easier and be entertained, the Activity Circuit has got a bunch of fun stuff to check out, such as:

  • Guidatour is offering 2-for-1 on Old Montreal walking tours June 10-12. Departures at 11am and 1:30pm. Reserve at 1-800-363-4021
  • Topspeed will have its race simulators on Saint-Paul E. June 9-11 from 12pm-10pm and June 12 from 12pm-6pm
  • Galerie Blanche & Galerie Nuances will be open to the public
  • Centre de céramique Bonsecours has got Incursion exhibition to check out
  • Ateliers & Saveurs will host workshops given by professional Montreal chefs, mixologists and sommeliers
  • MTL Zipline will be on-site in the GREEN ZONE to snap pics of you in full Zipline gear in front of a green screen to share on social media
  • Rainspa will be giving out free chair massages
  • Off the Hook boutique will be on-site to shine up your sneakers free of charge
  • and much more!

For more info about the Activity Circuit, click here.

Photo cred - Geneviève Giguère Photography


All that F1 frenzy can be exhausting, which is why Old Montreal will have its GREEN ZONE on Saint-Paul, between Saint-Nicolas et Evans-Court. Carpeted in lush faux-grass, take part in the various stations on the Well-Being Circuit, including:

  • Yoga Vieux Montréal for a free outdoor Vinyasa Flow session on June 10 from 12pm-1pm.
  • Dermalogica will be offering a free skin analysis using their Face Mapping® technique, as well spin the Dermalogica wheel of fortune for a chance to win exclusive prizes.
  • Orgafit will be putting on 3 different fitness workshops to get your heart pumping while enjoying a variety of tasty bites shakes.
  • Toro Holistic Health Center has got Thai Yoga massages for only $1/minute (*not in the GREEN ZONE - Call or visit the website to book an appointment)

For more info about the Well-Being Circuit, click here.

Photo cred - Geneviève Giguère Photography


And not perfect F1 weekend would be complete without sipping some drink on a lively terrasse time with your friends! Almost the whole length of Saint-Paul Street will be dedicated to terrasse-hopping for #CicuitSaintPaul. Enjoy brunch, lunch, cocktails, dinner and more while you take in all the Grand Prix action!

Also not to be missed, make sure to visit the Cointreau Garden happening all weekend at the Place Royale!

For more info about the #CircuitSaintPaul and for the complete list of participating terrasses, click here.

Check out SDC Vieux-Montreal's website for complete details regarding all the F1 celebrations. Happy racing!