Your ultimate party guide to 2019's Grand Prix in Montreal

Jun 3 2019, 6:40 pm

Start your engines, Montreal.

The Canadian Grand Prix is back for its only stop in Canada as Formula 1 rolls into Montreal.

The big race happens on Sunday at 2:10 pm, but the city comes alive starting Thursday and it’s a four-day party with endless opportunities.

Regarded as one of the most prestigious and respected tourism events in the county, the Montreal Grand Prix welcomes over 450,000 people for the city-wide bash.

If you’re an out of towner or a local wanting to wake up and smell the gasoline, there’s a slew of happenings around town, for both the big spenders and people who want to just soak up the atmosphere. (Just don’t forget, everyone needs a little pit stop now and then.)

With so much going on around town, we’ve put together an ultimate party guide to keep your engines revving.

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Official Opening Night 2019

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The coveted party, formerly known as “The Grand Evening” is returning on Thursday to launch the weekend of events.

The newly built Four Seasons Hotel will host a prestigious night of decadent food, premium open bar, a VIP area, and artistic performances.

When: Thursday, June 6
Time: 6 pm
Where: Four Seasons Montreal, 1430 rue de la Montagne
Price: $1000 – $1500

Bord’Elle Grand Prix 2019

 

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Influenced by the roaring 20s, Bord’Elle is recreating the naughty and nice glam and grandeur of that era, while keeping sharply modern and avant-garde all weekend.

From a variety of packages, Bord’Elle includes bottle service, VIP experiences, and dinner events for a wide range of guests who want to drop big cash and for those who, well, don’t.

When: June 6 – June 9
Time: 6:30 pm – 3 am
Where: Bord’Elle, 390 rue St-Jacques
Price:  $50 – $20,000, available online

Formula Peel Street Event

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Peel Street (between Ste. Catherine and Sherbrooke) will be closed off to vehicular traffic to host a street-side party full of terraces, luxurious cars, bars, and entertainers.

Plus, admission is free. Just expect shoulder-to-shoulder groups and long wait lines.

When: June 6 to 9
Time: Varying times
Where: Peel Street, between Ste. Catherine and Sherbrooke
Price: Free admission

ABGE

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Auberge St-Gabriel, a gorgeous 330-year-old inn nestled in Old Montreal, has been crowned the “Off-Circuit” event locale of the Montreal Grand Prix for three straight years.

Get ready for celebrities, moguls, media stars, models, and racing pilots, as Auberge hosts four days of luxurious festivities.

When: June 6 – 9
Time: Varying times per selected event
Where: Auberge St-Gabriel, 426 St Gabriel
Price:  Varying prices, more details online

Crescent Street Grand Prix Festival

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Ever since 1999, the Crescent Street Festival has transformed the popular street into a free venue for race fans, tourists, and Montrealers to celebrate the biggest race in Canada.

From race car displays to mini-games, live music, DJs, and a bunch of great restaurants and bars, Crescent Street is the go-to spot for Grand Prix madness.

When: June 6 – 8
Time: 12 pm
Where: Crescent Street (Between de Maisonneuve and Ste. Catherine)
Price: Free admission

New City Gas

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From racing to dancing, New City Gas might be the go-to spot if you want to boogie.

Rappers Tyga and Benny Benassi will be there on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

When: June 7 and 8
Time: 10 pm
Where: 950 rue Ottawa
Price: $40 – $90, available online

Grand Prix Little Italy 2019

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For the 10th consecutive year, Little Italy and its merchants have welcomed tourists and Montrealers to celebrate the arrival of the summer season during the Grand Prix Little Italy.

More than 250,000 visitors are expected to attend this event honouring the Grand Prix of Canada. Every year, children’s entertainment, terraces, street food, boutiques, car shows, and parties await young and old in the Italian neighbourhood of Montreal.

When: June 7 – June 9
Time: 5 pm – 11 pm (Friday), 10 am – 11 pm (Saturday), 10 am – 6 pm (Sunday)
Where: 201, St-Zotique Est
Price: Free

Le Richmond

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Le Richmond hosts an elegant red carpet event on Thursday to mark the opening of the festival and continues to step on the gas for the remainder of the weekend.

From luxurious cars, wild entertainment, decadent meals, and a terrace race party, Le Richmond is four days full of the most prestigious parties.

When: June 6 – 9
Time: Varying times per selected event
Where: Restaurant Le Richmond – 377 rue Richmond
Price: Various prices, details available online