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Running in Canada

Show on the map There are 12 areas in Canada. See them all below. Ontario, Alberta, Quebec, British Columbia and Saskatchewan has the most runnable places.

Highly rated places to run in Canada

Stanley Park / Vancouver / British Columbia Asphalt/Concrete running spot with some hills
Mont Royal / Montreal / Quebec Very hilly gravel/dirt running spot

About track availability in Canada

Outdoor tracks in Canada are generally open to the public without charge unless they are booked for track meets or other events.

Climate in Canada

All of Canada can get snow in the winters. The cold parts around Yellowknife, Northwest Territories often gets temperatures down to -35°C-30°F and the milder parts around Township of Langley, British Columbia usually stays over -5°C20°F.

The warmest parts might be too hot for pleasant runs in the summers. Temperatures around 30°C90°F are not uncommon.

One of the best areas for running, temperature-wise, should be around Victoria, British Columbia. The temperature there seldom gets below 0°C30°F or over 25°C70°F. On the negative side, Victoria gets a lot of rainfall.

More detailed information about the weather in Canada can be found on the page for each city.

Thames RiverThames River / London / Ontario 9km flat asphalt/concrete running route

Blog posts mentioning Canada

Local Phenomena in Running in RTR-blog.
...Winter Races – Canada Any country that has cold winters will undoubtedly have a race for the heartiest runners during that time....
...For that reason, winter races in Canada are more than just a shocking or crazy idea – they are core to the running community in most of the major cities across the country....

Comments on places around Canada

Anonymous user - on White Oaks Secondary School
I stopped going to this track beaause it was always very dirty. Garbage everywhere. I would pick s..
CG - on DeForest Area High School
When the gates are open and teams and school programs are not on the track. Hours vary from 6:00am..
Anonymous user - on Ferris High School
The track is typically open by reservation. You'd want to reach out to SPS Event Services to ensur..
Visit report on Ferndale High School
I came on a Saturday at noon and everything was locked. ??
Anonymous user - on Longview
Run with the Cowlitz Valley Runners on Saturday mornings. It’s free.

Do you know of a YouTube video about running here?

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