Bruce Peninsula National Park
With 782 kilometres of trails and as a unesco World Biosphere Reserve, Bruce Peninsula is a relatively accessible (for Ontario residents) national park that allows runners to experience the full ruggedness and wonder of trail running. Also, it’s known for its incredible diversity of wildf lowers. The Bruce Trail, Canada’s oldest and longest marked footpath, and which follows stunning views of Ontario escarpment, is a nearly 900-kilometre trek that has been run most quickly in 2014 by Jim Willett in 10 days, 13 hours and 57 minutes. You’re allowed not to run the whole thing, though. The national park itself encompasses just a few shorter trails, which are great for beginners, including a 5k tour around Cyprus Lake.
Ideal destination for:
Those not wanting to venture so far from the big city but who want to run wild.