In the west island part of Montreal, near the Trudeau Airport, there are some larger parks with nice paths for running. The showpiece is Centennial Park in Dollard-des-Ormeaux, which features paths around fields, through woods, a pond, and facilities. A loop is ~3 km.
About 2 km east Centennial Park, in Pierrefonds is Bois-de-Liesse Nature Park, which features scenic nature trails through woods. The park is also a popular sledding & XC skiing spot in winter. It’s ~3 km from one end of the park to the other.
One can combine Centennial Park & Bois-de-Liesse Nature Park for a ~15k run, using Salaberry Blvd. and the multi-use path east of it as a connector.
STAY: Airport hotels are a short cab ride from these two running options.
- Loop around Centennial Park is ~3 km. Bois-de-Liesse Nature Park has 5-6 km of trails.
- Fairly flat
- Either Centennial Park or Bois-de-Liesse Nature Park
- Parking available in each park