Top 10 Runs in Canada

Canada is becoming an increasingly popular business and vacation travel destination. This huge country has several major cities, each with a distinct character. Toronto is the financial capital, and as the fourth largest city in North America, is a major cultural destination. Montreal, the largest French speaking city outside France, is a haven for food and fashion. Vancouver is one of the world’s most beautiful cities and one of the best for running. Quebec City is charming and historic. Ottawa, the National Capital, is wonderfully laid out and has an extensive series of urban trails. Hilly Halifax is the capital of Atlantic Canada and features some wonderful waterfront running. Our list of the top 10 runs in Canada is in order, by favorite.

Mount Royal

Montreal, Quebec

The iconic Montreal run. Mount Royal defines the city, and this Olmsted-designed park offers numerous trail options, including a run to the summit–accessible from downtown!
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Fish Creek Provincial Park

Calgary, AB

Fish Creek Provincial Park, 10 miles south of downtown Calgary, is the largest urban park in Canada, stretching 12 miles from east to west. The park features 50 miles of trails, of which 19 miles are paved.
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Old Port/Old Montreal

Montreal, Quebec

Montreal has a wonderfully preserved and refurbished old port and old city. There are numerous running options, down to the paths in the Old Port and the “Basin de Horloge”, and passing the famous Notre Dame church.
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Halifax Waterfront

Halifax, Nova Scotia

A wonderful run along the Halifax waterfront. Dedicated boardwalk most of the way, with great views of the water and harbour. Lots of great shops, restaurants, and important Halifax sights along the way.
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