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Canadian Grand Prix

Niamh McNamara | - 05/31/2015
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The Canadian Grand Prix gets underway from June 5-7, at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, a motor racing circuit located in Montreal, Quebec. Billed as the largest sporting event in the North American country, the race attracts a crowd of approximately 100,000 to the city each year. Internationally renowned for its long straights, the circuit is located on Notre-Dame Island in the St. Lawrence River on the south side of Montreal. Here’s some important information for anyone traveling to Canada.

Canadian Immigration

Non-EU passengers

A visa is required.

Visitors are required to hold proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay and documents required for their next destination, even if they hold a visa.

Certain Visa regulations apply as follows:

Visitors who are not holding return/onward tickets could be refused entry.

Non-EU crew

Canada has no agreement with other countries which require members of a crew to obtain visas before entering Canada as crew members. Therefore, crew members who seek entry as or in order to become a crew member, are visa exempt if holding airline crew documents issued in accordance with International Civil Aviation Organization specifications and airline joining letters.

EU Passengers

No visa is required. Passport documentation is sufficient.

Visitors are required to hold proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay and documents for their next destination. Visitors not holding return/onward ticket could be refused entry.

EU Crew

Canada has no agreement with other countries which require members of an air crew to obtain visas before entering Canada as crew members. Therefore, crew members who seek entry as or in order to become a crew member, are visa exempt if holding airline flight-crew documents issued in accordance with International Civil Aviation Organization specifications and airline joining letters.

Canadian Customs

All passengers traveling to Canada arriving at major airports must complete an E-311 CBSA Declaration Card prior to arrival.

Import and Export

Please follow this link to learn more about Canadian import and export.

http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/import/menu-eng.html

Baggage

Baggage is cleared at the first port of entry.

Airport Embarkation Tax

Airport Improvement Fees (AIF) are levied on all passengers departing from selected airports. Amounts vary and the charge can be either be included in the ticket fare or gathered upon departure.

Currency

The local currency is Canadian Dollars (CAD)

There are no restrictions up to CAD 10,000 or the equivalent in another currency for import/ export. Amounts greater than CAD 10,000 or the equivalent in another currency must be declared. The same regulations apply for export and import.

Airport

CYUL – Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau International

  • Located in Montreal, QC Canada: ICAO – CYUL, IATA – YUL, FAA ID – YUL
  • Current UTC: 8:39:28 AM
  • Local Standard Time: 4:39:28 AM
  • Fuel Available: AVGAS JET
  • Elevation (ft): 118
  • Lat/Long: N45-28.1/W073-44.5

Private Flights

  • Overflight and landing permits are not required

Non-Scheduled Commercial Flights

  • Overflight permits are not required, landing permits are required
  • Aircraft documents are required. The lead time is 1 week in advance
  • No special restrictions on parking or slots at this time
  • Slot appliance will be required in advance if the CYUL decide to apply traffic management initiatives

Fuel Service

  • UAS offer supply via truck/bowser
  • JET A1 readily available

Please note: variables such as weather and aircraft diversions can affect congestion.

No Significant NOTAM.

Location

The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is a motor racing circuit located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is the venue for the FIA Formula One Canadian Grand Prix. It has previously hosted the FIA World Sportscar Championship, the Champ Car World Series, the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, the NASCAR Xfinity Series and the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series.

Accommodation

Hotels near the airport

  • Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel
  • Sheraton Montreal Airport Hotel
  • Aloft Montreal Airport
  • Best Western Plus Montreal Airport Hotel
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Montreal Airport

Hotels near the Circuit Guilles Villeneuve

  • Le Square Phillips Hotel And Suites
  • Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth
  • Hotel Bonaventure Montreal
  • W Montreal
  • Courtyard by Marriott Montreal Downtown

Transport

The distance from the airport to the circuit is 26.26 km, this takes approximately 29-30 minutes in a car.

Metro and Bus

Take the yellow line from Berri-Uqam Metro Station toward Longueuil-Universite Sherbrooke. Get off at Jean Drapeau Station and take the 15 minute walk, alternatively, take the 167 bus to the circuit’s entrance.

Car

From downtown Montreal, take the Jacques Cartier Bridge and exit at Jean Drapeau.

Parking

Please note: there is no parking available at the track.

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