The Canadian public first witnessed road racing in 1904. The race was held in Winnipeg on Labour Day Monday and, since then, the road racing scene has grown into one of the most favorite sports in the country.
Are you one of these road race enthusiasts? Read on to learn the best road racing courses within the country, along with their exciting features.
Mosport International Raceway
Opened in 1961, Mosport International Raceway is a legendary road racing facility in Canada. The oldest, continuously operating course has featured world-class car racing championships like Formula One and INDY car racing. In late August, it will celebrate its 50th anniversary, and lots of good stuff is planned for the occasion.
Le Circuit-Mont Tremblant
Located in the Laurentian Mountains, Le Circuit-Mont Tremblant was home to Can-Am, F1, Trans-Am, and many other car races. This racetrack is well-known for its breathtaking surroundings, but it has experienced financial challenges multiple times in recent years, which is why it no longer hosts major events.
Atlantic Motorsport Park
Atlantic Motorsport Park has been in operation since 1974, making it one of the longest-standing racing courses near the Shubenacadie area in Nova Scotia. It used to hold Canadian Driving Championship, but it is known to host various two-wheel races today.
This street circuit is the home of the annual Trois-Rivieres Grand Prix. Legend says that this was the place James Hunt discovered Gilles Villeneuve, who was known for his spectacularly-brave driving style in the F1 world.
Shannonville Motorsport Park
Originally called Nelson Raceway, this racetrack was built by the iconic John Nelson. The ownership of this course was transferred and the new owner decided to name the place after the nearby village. Regional and club races are still regularly held here, as well as several professional motorcycle races.