Sherbrooke & Eastern Townships, QC

Saint-François River Path

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The paths along the Magog and Saint-François rivers are at the heart of running in Sherbrooke, and can be combined in various ways. This route showcases the ~9 km path along the north side of the Saint-François River. Most of the path will be labeled Route Verte or Axe. de la Saint-François.

A central starting spot is Parc de la Saint-François at the Grand Forks (Fourches). From there, it’s ~4.5 km east to St. Francis St., near Île-Marie, part of it on dedicated path, part on sidewalk along Rue Saint-François. You can also head west for 4.5 km, from Parc du Mena’sen to Parc Jeffrey-Gingras. This section is mainly on a dedicated path. There are some river views, though in many spots trees block the view.

Options/Add-Ons: Can be combined with the Magog River/Lac des Nations paths.


  • Up to 9 km (5.5 miles) one-way
  • Flat
  • Central Sherbrooke staring point is Parc de la Saint-François