5 Best Running Routes in Vancouver: Scenic Edition

Are you a runner in Vancouver, BC? These 5 running routes in Vancouver will take you through just a few of the most scenic running trails all across the city and its surrounding areas.


Pacific Spirit Loop (University Endowment Lands)

Pacific Spirit Park is one of the best places to trail run in Vancouver. The park is located just outside of UBC, on the shores of Georgia Strait. With over 70km of trails, and spanning more than 750 hectares, this park offers a variety of trails to run, for runners of all levels. The trees make for nice shade on hot, sunny days, and keeps most of the trails dry on rainy days.

The trail along Spanish Banks offers stunning views of the North Shore mountains and Burrard Inlet. This easy, non-technical trail offers a soft climb, suitable for beginners.

Along the shores of Burrard Inlet, this trail in Rocky Point Park is the perfect fun run for runners of all levels in the Tri-cities.

This route is perfect for running with your dog, or if you’re a dog-lover. Taking you along the beautiful English Bay in Downtown Vancouver, the route ends at Coopers Park, a popular off-leash dog park.

While not technically in the main city of Vancouver, it’s just across the water and within easy access from the city. Lynn Headwaters Park in North Vancouver is a true wilderness park, offering over 9000 hectares of forest, with a variety of trails for runners of all levels.

Every year, RunGo App hosts a non-competitive race through the Stanley Park trails, raising money for BC & Alberta Guide Dogs. If you’re starting to get bored of routinely running the seawall, this is a nice alternative running route through the forests of the park.