April 17, 2014 — For athletic travelers, getting to know a new destination means happily toting running gear so they can clock a few muscle-toning kilometres while discovering an exciting urban centre. To cater to visitors in need of a good trot, here are four tailored-made jogging itineraries through Montréal’s visit-worthy neighbourhoods.
Each itinerary includes a downloadable map, the distance and elevation of various points of the route, links to other jogging circuits and major Montréal running events they might also want to check out.
The Plateau: Jog your way through the city’s lively, boho chic neighbourhood. You just might need to slow down your pace to take it all in.
Mount Royal: Run up our mighty mountain (it’s a fairly steep climb) and gaze down at the cityscape once you reach the summit.
Old Montréal and Parc Jean-Drapeau: Set foot in the heart of the historic old city and cross over to a gorgeous island park for fresh air and flowers.
The Olympic Park (Hochelaga-Maisonneuve): Be inspired by the echoes of the athletes and crowds of the 1976 Summer Games reverberating around you!
From our pedestrian-friendly streets to our vast green parks, Montréal is teeming with discovery, kilometre after kilometre. So slip into your jogging shoes, set a suitable pace for yourself, and with our handy itineraries to help, you’ve got the city covered.