Running in a new city is the perfect way to unlock its secrets. These group outings will help you get the most out of your exploratory run
On the Truth about False Creek run, you’ll learn how Vancouver transformed from Native American fishing and hunting grounds into a colonial centre of industry. Landmarks like the 2010 Olympic Village and the multi-use Granville Island tell the waterfront community’s modern history, and a cool-down boat ride across False Creek provides a grand view of the whole historic area.
Run with a pack of brew hounds when you join the Mikkeller Bar Running Club. The motley crew meets on the first Saturday of the month. You can do either 5km or 10km, along the waterfront Embarcadero, hitting AT&T Park and the Financial District before ending in the Tenderloin at Mikkeller Bar with your suds of choice. Missing the official day? City Running Tours also offers a Mikkeller-themed run for US$50.
Get into the thick of this steamy city – they suggest sunrise or sunset to manage the heat – by signing up for a personal guided run with Go Running Tours. Routes range from an 8km tour that weaves in the capital city’s street art scene and finishes off with local bites in Chinatown to a 21km full-on run that ticks off all of the must-see attractions.