The 2017 Canada Grand Prix, an occasion to celebrate

When the grand circus that is Formula 1 rolls into Montreal this year, it'll be more of an occasion to celebrate than ever, given that the Canada Grand Prix will be feting its 50th anniversary, Montreal its 375th and Canada its 150th. So to mark the 2017 Canada Grand Prix, here are a few places where partying is definitely on the menu. [photo credit: iStock]

Auberge Le Saint-Gabriel

426, rue Saint-Gabriel, Montréal, QC H2Y 2Z9

Auberge St-Gabriel The gourmet BBQ red carpet of St-Gabriel marks the beginning of the festivities of the Formula 1 Grand Prix. Several events will follow, from gourmet meals crafted by the best chefs to parties with DJs including Sleepy & Boo from New York, Jacobus from Parlour in Toronto, and DAF.

Hotel Ritz-Carlton Montréal

1228, rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3G 1H6

If you're free on Friday 9 June, experience the 2017 Grand Prix evening at the Ritz Carlton. Many surprises await, including DJ YO-C, live performances, a champagne bar and many stars likely to be there. A glamorous and expensive evening where the profits go to the Cyclo-Challenge against cancer 2017.

Cafe Italia

6840, boul Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2S 3C7

This is the ideal place to feel the heartbeat of Little Italy. The tifosi put all of their legendary passion into celebrating the Grand Prix. More than 150 exotic cars on show on St-Laurent Street, gelati, the Ferrari parades and all the while, on the Sunday of the race, groups of people on terraces clustered around the TV screens that are brought out onto the street. An incredible experience!

Café Ferreira

1446 Rue Peel, Montréal, QC H3A 1S8

Over the years, thanks to its outstanding Portuguese cuisine, the Ferreira has become one of the restaurants most frequented by F1 enthusiasts. On its terrace on Peel Street, you can soak in the delirious action of the street, a glass of fine wine in hand.

Casino de Montréal

1, ave du Casino, Montréal, QC H3C 4W7

Right next to the Gilles Villeneuve circuit, the Casino offers a wide choice of restaurants and bars, not to mention its cabaret shows. Among its restaurants are Atelier by Joël Robuchon, one of the most renowned chefs in the world and Montreal, known for its grills and views of the city centre, while its bar, the Dame de cœur et Roi de Pique, is famous for its happy hours and the Valet de tile is set apart by its poker bar, where you can follow the coverage of the race on its numerous screens.

Restaurant au Pied De Cochon

536, av Duluth E, Montréal, QC H2L 1A9

Martin Picard invented the Poutine Formula 1. Ever since he unleashed this classic of popular Québécois cuisine on the international gastronomic circuit, we’ve lost count of the chefs who’ve come out with their own models, each one performing better than the last.

Icar Mirabel

Mirabel, QC

Watching is all well and good, but how about experiencing the sensation of driving a car at 250 km/h? Make an appointment at the ICAR racing centre in Mirabel. Its professional simulators will allow you to drive at full speed on F1 circuits and feel the same G force as if you were driving a car on the Gilles Villeneuve circuit. Exhilarating!

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