16 of the best Canadian running trails that are accessible to all

From coast to coast, here are some easily accessible trails to train on for this year’s Wings For Life World Run.

By Ilanna Barkusky Published on 05/03/2021 ·

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  1. 1British Columbia
  2. 2Alberta
  3. 3Saskatchewan
  4. 4Manitoba
  5. 5Ontario
  6. 6Quebec
  7. 7Nova Scotia
  8. 8Prince Edward Island

Canada’s reputation for outdoor recreation is well-known, from the Western shores of Vancouver Island all the way to the Maritimes. Winding through lakes, forests, and mountains, there are endless possibilities to explore while you get your heart rate going at the same time. Some trails are world-famous, and for good reason — they can be enjoyed by all.

We’ve rounded up our top picks spanning the country, along with all the information you need to know regarding distances, elevation, and accessibility.With the Wings For Life World Run just around the corner on May 9th, consider this your go-to reference for local spots to train. If you’re looking for some guidance on where to get started on your workout plan, we’ve got you covered.

It’s got all the information you’ll need to get revved up to run with purpose and raise funds to find a cure for spinal cord injury. In advance of race day, continue reading for some of our favourite spots to put in the prep work, and don’t forget to download the WFL app which will let you take part anywhere you choose.

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Hit the trails – why triathletes should run off road. Triathlon Magazine Canada

There’s never been a better time to run on the trails. With racing on hold for a while, why not spend some time getting away from it all while also getting some excellent training in? See the full article

Note this article makes no mention of COVID 19 – please be aware that COVID and public health are requesting preacutions, even in hte outdoors. Many land managers, trail groups, parks and land reserves have their own rules about use – these need to be followed. If you are trail running run linear, not in loops. Watch passing and trailhead congrating. Pack in your PPE, water and other supplies.