13 Stunning, Scenic Canada Marathons

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Okay.

So you’ve read the previous article in this Stunning Marathons Series, and have seen the choices for the 50 stunning, scenic, breathtaking, gorgeous inspiring marathons in the USA, eh?

Now you’re ready to hop, skip and jump NORTH of 49 degrees, or so you say?

Betch ‘ya 13 stunning, scenic Canadian marathons would entice you up this way!

Canada — The True North Strong and Free

Toonies, toques, washrooms and lot’s of thank you’s.

Timbits, screech and lot’s of poutine; after 42.2 kilometres, piles of poutine — if you please!

Make a bet your brush with Canucks, Newfies, anglophones and francophones — will get YOU hollering eh?

Be blown away by hundreds of whales, run across melting tundra, be lulled by brightly, coloured heritage homes nestled in quaint fishing towns.

Get kicked in the butt by the crown jewel of the Canadian Rockies, or be pulled across the finish line by a temptress of a waterfall.

One thing is for sure — you will get an experience to remember — a Canadian one.

64 Canadian Marathons

That’s right!

The Americans have 590 marathons for their pick’n.

Us Canadians have 64.

The result? The following list of 13 stunners are brought to you by YOU; one marathon within each of 11 provinces, 2 territories — from your MarathonGuide.com reviews.

You RAN THEM, you REVIEWED THEM, you WOW’D THEM.

What did I do? Selected what I determined to be the best from your reviews and pictures — one for each province and territory.

If you have ran any of the following and you believe another to be the most scenic, please connect with me and send me a picture or two. I will happily update this list with your recommendations!

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13 Marathons To Add To Your Bucket List

Below this infographic you will find the following list of marathons summarized by the month of the year they are run in.

What you will ALSO FIND, is all 64 Canadian marathons represented by their graphical course route.

Loop or point-to-point; road or trail; urban, rural or remote. A quick glance at the alternatives to help you make your best choice.

Scan these babies and envision YOU running them — perhaps even all 13?!


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BY MONTH

January
February
March
April
May
  • Woody’s Red Deer Marathon (Alberta)
  • Fredericton Marathon (New Brunswick)
  • Blue Nose Marathon (Nova Scotia)
June
July
  • Northwest Passage Marathon (Nunavut)
August
  • Yellowknife Overlander Marathon (Northwest Territories)
  • Quebec City Marathon (Quebec)
  • Yukon River Trail Marathon (Yukon)
September
  • Mt. Robson Marathon (British Columbia)
  • Treherne Marathon(Manitoba)
  • Regina Queen City Marathon(Saskatchewan)
October
  • Trapline Marathon (Newfoundland)
  • Niagra Falls International Marathon (Ontario)
  • Prince Edward Island Marathon (Prince Edward Island)
November
December

BY PROVINCE / TERRITORY

Alberta

Derby Edmonton Marathon official site your reviews

Scotiabank Calgary Marathon official site your reviews

Woody’s RV World Red Deer Marathon official site your reviews

Moose Mountain Marathon official site my review (no reviews found – see August)

MacDonald Island Marathon official site │ no reviews

British Columbia

Bank of Montreal Vancouver Marathon official site your reviews

Boundary Bay Marathon official site your reviews

There is no MarathonGuide review for this one. However, their site offers their own review and I can vouch — that route is INCREDIBLY beautiful.

Edge-to-Edge Marathon official site your reviews

Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon official site your reviews

Mad Moose Marathon official site your reviews

Mount Robson Marathon official site your reviews

There is no MarathonGuide review for this one. 2012 is the second year running. Your reviews serves up an article I wrote last year with pictures of the area. Beautiful!

Run For Water Marathon official site your reviews

There is no MarathonGuide review for this one. Your reviews serves up an article by a past participant.

Surrey International World Music Marathon (NEW) official site │ your reviews

Kamloops Marathon official site │ no reviews

Okanagan Marathon official site your reviews

Manitoba

Manitoba Marathon official site your reviews

Treherne Marathon (Run For The Hills) official site your reviews

Newfoundland & Labrador

Huffin Puffin Marathon official site │ no review

Trapline Marathon official site your reviews

New Brunswick

Ben’s Marathon By The Sea official site your reviews

Frederiction Marathon official site your reviews

Kennebecasis Valley Challenge Marathon official site your reviews

Marathon De La Baie official site your reviews

Moncton Legs For Literacy Marathon official site your reviews

Nova Scotia

Blue Nose Marathon official site your reviews

Cape Breton Fiddlers Marathon official site your reviews

Johnny Miles Marathon official site your reviews

Nova Scotia Marathon official site your reviews

Northwest Territories

Yellowknife Overlander Marathon official site your reviews

Nunavut

Northwest Passage Marathon official site your reviews

Tim Horton’s Valley Harvest Marathon official site your reviews

Ontario

Friendly Massey Marathon official site your reviews

Road2Hope Hamilton Marathon official site your reviews

London Life Forest City Marathon official site your reviews

Miles With The Giant Thunder Bay Marathon official site your reviews

Mississauga Marathon official site your reviews

Niagara Falls International Marathon official site your reviews

Ottawa Fall Colours Marathon official site your reviews

Run For Heroes Marathon official site your reviews

Ottawa Marathon official site your reviews

Toronto Marathon official site your reviews

Sudbury Rocks Marathon official site your reviews

The County Marathon official site your reviews

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Marathon official site your reviews

Quebec

Marathon De Magog (NEW) official site no reviews

Marathon De Rimouski official site your reviews

Marathon De Saguenay official site no reviews

Marathon Desjardins de La Valle de la Rouge (NEW) official site no reviews

Rock ‘n Roll Montreal Marathon official site your reviews

Quebec City Marathon de Deux Rives official site your reviews

Saskatchewan

Queen City Marathon official site your reviews

Gopher Attack Marathon official site your reviews

Saskatchewan Marathon official site your reviews

Yukon

Mayo Midnight Marathon official site your reviews

Yukon River Trail Marathon official site your reviews

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