Montreal has some lovely neighborhoods for running, centrally located near downtown or a metro stop. It’s best to mainly create your own route. The poshest neighborhood feature stone and brick homes bulked up for Montreal’s famous winters. Bonus: these areas are a good option for running in winter, since the streets are cleared of snow.
Westmount. One of Canada’s most affluent neighborhoods, Westmount is a primarily residential neighborhood with pleasant, quiet streets and beautiful homes. This is a very hilly neighborhood…hard to find flat areas. One suggestion is to run the partially pedestrian-only Summit Circle loop, ~1 mile around Summit Woods. Make sure you stop at The Lookout for great city views!. Then work your way down the hill, enjoying the residential streets. We recommend Surrey Gardens adjacent to the Oratory. In ‘Lower Westmount‘ off Sherbrooke St. there are some pretty residential streets as well.
Town of Mount Royal. This primarily residential neighborhood (called ‘TMR’) has leafy streets and nice homes. Best bet is to start at Connaught Park, where the streets radiate outwards.
Outremont. Adjacent to TMR and just north of Mount Royal, Outremont is one of Montreal’s most attractive residential neighborhoods. Pretty streets and numerous small parks.
Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie. In Montreal’s east end. Classic Montreal residential neighborhood, with quiet residential streets lined with duplexes and Montreal’s unique outdoor stairwells. Numerous small parks. At the eastern end is Montreal’s Botanical Garden and Olympic Stadium complex.