Montreal, QC

Longeuil: Waterfront Path, Îles-de-Boucherville National Park

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In Longeuil, on Montreal’s south shore, there are two terrific running spots: the paved Promenade René-Lévesque path along the St. Lawrence River, and trails in Îles-de-Boucherville National Park.

Promenade René-Lévesque. This is a paved path that runs below the road along the St. Lawrence River for 7 km, featuring some great water and skyline views. The southern end is at Parc Marie-Victorin. From there. it’s a straight shot north. There are a couple of piers/viewpoints that jut out to the water. The northern end of the path is at Bd. Marie-Victorin in Boucherville.

Îles-de-Boucherville National Park. Fantastic spot for a destination run. The park contains five small islands, featuring green spaces, channels teeming with life and waterside trails. For gentler running, there are 21 km of paved multi-use paths. There are also 15 km of more rustic trails, which are wonderful for trail running. The park is also popular for cycling, kayaking/canoeing, and XC-skiing in winter. We’ve mapped a 21 km loop of the park’s perimeter. This table of trails has additional info on trail features and distances.

 

 

 

Essentials
  • Promenade René-Lévesque: Up to 7 km (4.4 miles) one-way; Îles-de-Boucherville NP: 21 km (14.4 miles) of multi-use paths & 15 km of more rustic trails
  • Fairly flat
  • Promenade René-Lévesque: Parc Marie-Victorin or other spot along path. For Îles-de-Boucherville, see info for park access
  • Note: Fee required.  

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Essentials
  • Promenade René-Lévesque: Up to 7 km (4.4 miles) one-way; Îles-de-Boucherville NP: 21 km (14.4 miles) of multi-use paths & 15 km of more rustic trails
  • Fairly flat
  • Promenade René-Lévesque: Parc Marie-Victorin or other spot along path. For Îles-de-Boucherville, see info for park access
  • Note: Fee required.