Have you tried these unique transit-friendly running spots?

Have you tried these unique transit-friendly running spots?

A person running along the seawall in Vancouver's Stanley Park

We all know the typical popular running spots in Metro Vancouver. Stanley Park’s Seawall, Mundy Park, and Pacific Spirit Park just to name a few of the “usual” spots. But Metro Vancouver is a large region, which means there are tons of other places, located near transit, to explore when you’re planning your next run!

Let’s look at some interesting spots:

Tynehead Regional Park

How: 335 Newton / Surrey Central Stn, 388 22nd St Stn / Carvolth Exch

Where: 16689 96 Ave, Surrey, BC V4N 6G8

Right in between the Serpentine River, Tynehead Regional Park is a popular spot for trail runners, with plenty of rolling hills and greenery around to keep you occupied. Plan your run with this map!

Along the Fraser River

How: 80 Marine Dr Stn / River District, 100 22nd St Stn / Marpole Loop

Where: 2750 East Kent Ave S, Vancouver, BC V5S 4V7

Running along a beautiful and quiet area of Vancouver, you’ll find many gravel, concrete, and dirt paths along this scenic and flat path. Our recommended starting point? Riverfront Park (it’s central to all the paths you’d want to take!)

Want an extra challenge? Go up on Kerr St. and try climbing one of the steepest hills in Vancouver!

Central Park

How: Patterson Station, 19 Metrotown Stn / Stanley Park, 26 Joyce Stn / 29th Avenue Stn, 27 Kootenay Loop / Joyce Stn, 31 Metrotown Station / River District, 49 Metrotown Stn / Dunbar Loop / UBC, 146 Metrotown Stn / Suncrest, 147 Metrotown Stn / Edmonds Stn, 430 Metrotown / Brighouse Station

Where: 3883 Imperial St, Burnaby, BC V5S 3R2

Looking for an urban vibe? Check out Central Park with its many gravel and dirt trails. Most notable from this park for runners is the Central Park Perimeter Trail, a primarily rubberized path built for low-impact running!

Best of all, the size of this park means lots of connections to our transit services!

West Dyke Trail

How: 401 Richmond-Brighouse Stn / One Road

Where: 2611 River Rd, Richmond, BC V7C 1A1

Running north-south along the City of Richmond, this flat path overlooks much of the sea on one side and low-rise buildings on the other. If you’re lucky on the north end, you’ll be able to spot some planes coming out of Sea Island!

White Rock Pier

How: 361 Ocean Park / White Rock Centre, 362 Seaside / White Rock Centre

Where: 15300 Marine Dr, White Rock, BC V4B 1C7

Known primarily as a tourist spot, the surrounding area around the White Rock promenade is an ideal spot overlooking the United States from a distance. A perfect spot if you love to be surrounded by people!

Boundary Bay Dyke Trail

How: 603 Beach Grove / Bridgeport, 604 English Bluff / Bridgeport, 614 English Bluff / South Delta Exch

Where: 6051 17A Ave, Delta, BC V4L 1J7

Another coastal run along the water, this path stretches over 15 kilometres! This gentle, flat path is a wonderful way to take a quiet easy run, all starting from Beach Grove Park!

Centennial Seawalk

How: 250 Horseshoe Bay / Dundarave / Vancouver, 253 Caulfeild / Vancouver / Park Royal, 255 Dundarave / Capilano University, 256 Whitby Estate / Park Royal / Spuraway

Where: 2240 Bellevue Ave, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1C6

On the northern side of the Burrard Inlet, this spot is unique as you’ll have an unrivalled view of Vancouver, along with many boats and ships parading nearby!

What’s your favourite running spot and how do you get there?