Celebrating Canada 150: Running in Our National Parks
On July 1, our nation celebrates its sesquicentennial anniversary. Throughout 2017, Canada’s national parks are free for everyone to enjoy. Jay Smith explores our grandest parks from a runner’s point of view, discovering which are worth travelling to for a great trail running adventure.
Exploring on your own two feet is one of the most exhilarating ways to appreciate the natural wonder of our country’s outdoor national treasures. These eight stellar parks provide breathtaking views along short and long singletrack adventures for runners of all abilities
In 2017, to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, entry to all national parks is free. Not that park passes ever broke the bank, but if you have been curious about checking out the trail running at the national park nearest you – or making a trip across the country to bucket-list the heck out of your summer – this might be the year to do it. Mind the crowds, bring the bear spray and bug juice, and lace up!