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|Area||92 acres (37 ha)|
ExpoCité (formerly Parc de l'Exposition) is a multi-site entertainment complex located in the borough of La Cité-Limoilou, in downtown Quebec City. This is also the name of the corporation authorized by the City of Quebec to administer the site. ExpoCité was best known for Expo Québec an annual 12-day exhibition held in August but folded in 2016. The Salon de l'Auto de Québec (Quebec City Auto Show) is held there each March.
- Videotron Centre, a large multipurpose arena
- Colisée Pepsi, a large multipurpose arena
- Pavillon de la Jeunesse, a multipurpose arena
- Centre de foires de Québec, an exhibition space
- Pavillon de l'industrie et du commerce
- Pavillon des Arts
- Karting Extrême, an indoor go-kart track
Grand Prix de Québec
From 1977 to 1979 the Parc de l'Exposition hosted the Grand Prix Labatt de Québec featuring rounds of the Formula Atlantic Labatt Championship Series. The races featured future driving stars Gilles Villeneuve, Bobby Rahal, Keke Rosberg and Danny Sullivan.
The races took place on a 2.03 km (1.26 miles), 12 turn temporary street circuit around the Colisée, the Hippodrome and the Pavillon de l'industrie et du commerce.
The Grand Prix weekends also featured Formula Ford, Honda BF Goodrich Challenge Series and production sportscar races.
|1977||Sept 25||80||Gilles Villeneuve||March 77B|
|1978||June 11||80||Keke Rosberg||Chevron B45|
|1979||June 10||80||Kevin Cogan||Ralt RT-1|
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