Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
The circuit is located on a man-made island in the St. Lawrence River most of which was originally built up for the 1967 Expo. The track itself runs right around the outside of the island, and almost half of it runs alongside the Olympic Basin, a huge rectangular pool created for the rowing events of the 1976 Olympic games.
Unusually, the circuit is probably most famous for a wall, namely the Wall of Champions, so called because Damon Hill, Michael Schumacher and Jacques Villeneuve all crashed there in 1999.
Michael Schumacher has won the most Canadian GPs, with 7 wins. Lewis Hamilton has won 6, and Nelson Piquet 3.
Amongst the current drivers, Hamilton's dominance in Montreal is emphasised by the fact that the only other winners, Daniel Ricciardo, Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikonnen have only managed one win each.
In terms of the teams, McLaren have the most F1 Canadian GP wins with 13, Ferrari have 11, and Williams have 7.
Last year's winner was Lewis Hamilton who took the pole, the fastest lap, and the race win.
In 2005, the Canadian Grand Prix was reported to be the most watched F1 GP in the world, and the third most watched TV sporting event of any kind, behind the Super Bowl and the Champions League Final..
The Montreal event is usaully well attended with nearly 100,000 on race day, and approaching 250,000 over the course of the event.