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20 of the most popular running routes in Canada

According to MapMyRun, these are among the top running routes in Canada

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Through MapMyRun, Under Armour has compiled the top running routes across Canada.

According to the GPS-tracking application, which counts speed, distance, pace, elevation among other statistics, the top running route in Canada is located in Vancouver. The Seawall route is the longest of the top-15 ranked run routes in Canada, according to user data. The run has been completed 18,970 times according to MapMyRun.

A Windsor, Ont. route ranks second overall Montreal’s Mount Royal rounds out the top-three. Interestingly, no Toronto route ranks near the top despite the city having the country’s highest population. (Note that some routes were not included because of overlap.)

Did your local route make the list? (The list appears with the most popular routes at the bottom.)

River Valley – Edmonton (4.1K)

University Lake Loop – Regina (6.6K)


Circle to Train Bridge Loop – Saskatoon (3.4K)

Parliament/Museum loop – Ottawa (4.4K)

Wellington Crescent – Winnipeg (3.7K)

Gilles-Villeneuve Circuit – Montreal (4.2K)

Octagon Pond – Paradise, N.L. (3.7K)

Grouse Grind – North Vancouver (4.6K)

Bank Street to Corktown Footbridge – Ottawa (3.2K)

Lac des Nations – Sherbrooke, Que. (3.4K)

Quidi Vidi Lake – St. John’s, N.L. (3.8K)

Cedar Hill Golf Course (Outer Loop) – Victoria (3.4K)

Four Bridges West – Vancouver (3.5K)

English Bay to Yaletown – Vancouver (3.2K)

Westbound Lakeshore Sprint – Toronto (3.7K)

Humber Bridge to Jameson – Toronto (3.3K)

Eau Clair to Crowchild – Calgary (3.3K)

Av du Parc Lac des Castors – Montreal (4.1K)

Langlois/Lincoln/Ambassador Bridge – Windsor, Ont. (3.5K)

Brockton Point Lighthouse to Viewpoint Burrard Inlet – Vancouver (5.2K)