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.
The 17-mile Seawall is the world 's longest uninterrupted waterfront path. Highlights include the Stanley Park loop, False Creek, and the Seaside area.
One of our favorite routes in the Okanagan. Attractive path along the waterfront, with great views of Okanagan Lake and the surrounding mountains. Festive, fun, and flat. A perfect 10k from City Park to Poplar Point and back.
The 233 km Parkway between Lake Louise and Jasper is considered one of the most scenic drives in the world. Runnable even though it's a highway, since there's a decent shoulder. We highlight some of the best sections for running.
The largest urban park in Canada, with 160 km of maintained trails and 20 major parks. Great running opportunities. We've mapped out routes on the north and south sides of the river, with tables for segment distances.
Fish Creek Provincial Park, 10 miles south of downtown Calgary, is among the largest urban parks in Canada, stretching 12 miles from east to west. The park features 50 miles of trails, of which 19 miles are paved.
The Meewasin Trail along the South Saskatchewan River is the signature run in Saskatoon. Paved and gravel paths, numerous parks, and river views. We've mapped a 'north' loop, a 'south' loop.
The signature running spot in Regina, with 10+ km of multi-use paths around a large lake. We've mapped a 4 km loop and a 10 km loop. Numerous other recreational facilities, and connections to other trails.
Waterfront run with options along the 'river forks' for which Winnipeg is famous, with views of the water and the city's iconic bridges. One option is from the Riel Bridge to the Maryland Bridge along the Assiniboine River, while another route heads south along the Red River.
The signature run in Windsor is the riverfront path on the the south bank of the Detroit River. It runs for 5 km between the Ambassador Bridge and Wildflower Garden to the east. Can continue further east to Coventry Gardens. Parks, river views, sites.
The 30 km of paths along the Thames River are the signature run in London, featuring water views, parks, and woods. The main path is the Thames River Parkway, which runs for some 16 km along the river, with a 3 km section heading north to Gibbons Park.
The classic Niagara Falls run, located on the Canada side. A wonderful path starts near Rainbow Bridge, heading south for 6 km to Kingsbridge Park. Great views of the falls and the Niagara River. On return, can use Queen Victoria Park. VIDEO OF ROUTE!
Our favorite area to run in St. Catharines, with several attractive waterfront paths: the Waterfront Trail along Lake Ontario, the Welland Canal Trail, and the George Nicholson Memorial Trail out to MacIntyre Bay. Options to mix & match!
The signature run trail in Hamilton. A gorgeous, paved multi-use path runs right along Lake Ontario, with unimpeded views of the water, incorporating multiple waterfront parks. The full route, east to Pier 7 and west to Princess Point, is 12.8 km.
The signature running trail along the Lake Ontario waterfront in Toronto. A great run from downtown is from Queen’s Quay to the Humber River Bridge, about 5 miles.
The signature run in Oshawa. Up to 15.5 km along Lake Ontario through a series of parks, with great water views. A couple of on-road and inland sections. We've described segment distances and highlights. Part of the 1400 km Great Lakes Waterfront Trail.
The Rideau Canal is a World Heritage site and the path along it is one of the signature runs in Ottawa. We’ve mapped out several loop options.
A 5-mile tour of Ottawa’s most important sites: Parliament Hill, the Royal Canadian Mint, National Gallery, Notre Dame Cathedral, National War Memorial, Supreme Court, and the Library and Archives.
Choosing a section of the P'tit Train du Nord is the signature run in the Laurentians. This 230 km multi-use path is a major recreational facility, popular for biking, running, and XC skiing. We've mapped the whole trail and recommended particularly scenic sections.
The iconic Montreal run. Mount Royal defines the city, and this Olmsted-designed park offers numerous trail options, including a run to the summit–accessible from downtown!
One of Canada's most important historical parks is also a great running spot. Run along cliffside trails with great views of the water. Can be combined with other sites and trails nearby.
One of the largest municipal parks in Canada, and the go-to spot for recreation in Saint John, is Rockwood Park. More than 50 km of paved, stone, and dirt trails to choose from.
A wonderful run along the Halifax waterfront. Dedicated boardwalk most of the way, with great views of the water and harbour. Lots of great shops, restaurants, and important Halifax sights along the way.
The red sand beaches on PEI's southern shore are better for running than the white sand beaches on the northern shore. Some of the favorites for running include Argyle Shores, Canoe Cove, and Chelton Beach, and Tea Hill.
Some of the best views in St. John’s, passing through the beautiful residential neighborhood near Memorial University and out to the Vista Park, near the Signal Hill Historic Site. Another ~2 km of running possible at Signal Hill.