Canadian Grand Prix

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When is it?

June 5 to 7 with systems check/speed test for the corner captains and TSP operators held on June 4

Where is it?

The GP takes place on Ile Notre-Dame, which is located on an island between Montreal and Longueuil, Quebec. (5.3 km) East of downtown Montreal and (4.9 km) Southwest of downtown Longueuil, next to Ile Saint-Helene.

How do I get there?

Ile Notre-Dame is (5.3 km) East of downtown Montreal or 10 minute drive and (4.9 km) Southwest of downtown Longueuil. (YUL) Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport is 15 miles (24.3 km) Southwest of the track via Autoroute du Souvenir (Route 20) or 30 minutes drive. i87 / New York Thruway connects to Route 15 which is about 50 miles (80 km) South or 1 hour drive.

When can I register?

Registration stars a few months before the event.

Who do I register with?

Automobile Club de l’ile Notre-Dame (ACIND) organizes the marshals for the Canadian Grand Prix: There is a fee to participate in this event, which in the past was $30 CAD.

What should I bring to the event if selected and what’s provided?

Bring your own White uniform. Rain gear and comfortable shoes. Circuit Gilles Villeneuve has temporary marshal stations set up which may be elevated, on asphalt or on the grass/dirt. It does rain and become extra muddy so being prepared is key to have a good experience.

Where is event registration?

Previous Registration and Credentials collection take place at Hotel Delta Centre-Ville 777 Rue University in downtown Montreal, however that hotel has been closed and a new venue will be announced.

Where is the morning meeting?

Event parking is on the neighboring island: Ile Saint-Helene and shuttle buses take marshals to the marshal tent on Ile Notre-Dame. Alternatively marshals can take public transport/subway to the Station Jean-Drapeau and walk across the bridge to the meeting point which is about ten to fifteen minutes walk away.

Where can I stay?

Stay in downtown Montreal or the suburbs. Camping is not realistic in the city, and the organizers recommend using University dorms at McGill University which have marshal pricing during the event. Couchsurfing and Airbnb are a legitimate option.

What perks are offered for volunteering this event?

Marshals are given tabards they can keep, event t-shirt, and some knick-knacks. Sometimes an event hat is also given. Parking and guest passes are also available upon request, but are limited in numbers. Food and drinks are provided during the event, with a big dinner put on by the club one of the nights.

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