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. Here is our list of the top 20 runs in Canada, representing at least one from each major Canadian city, from Victoria to St. John’s (west to east, not in order), plus a couple of selections from popular vacation destinations.
Our 'runseeing' tour of the BC's capital features the city's most important sites, a scenic stretch along the Inner Harbour, Beacon Hill Park, and the Shoreline Trail. We've mapped a longer, 12.5 km option, or a shorter 8.8 km option.