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Best Places to Run in Montreal > Chemin Olmsted/Mont-Royal

Chemin Olmsted/Mont-Royal Running Route Map




About Chemin Olmsted/Mont-Royal


Chemin Olmsted

Chemin Olmsted

Cartier Statue

Cartier Statue

Chalet du Mont-Royal

Chalet du Mont-Royal

Beaver Lake

Beaver Lake


Montreal's most scenic running route, Chemin Olmsted, is a large car-free trail that takes you up the Mont-Royal. You can join the trail by two main access points from downtown hotels: 1. in front of the Cartier Statue on Parc Avenue or 2. on Avenue des Pins between Rue Peel and Rue Drummond. The winding crushed rock/dirt path serpentines up the slope past Beaver Lake towards the Chalet du Mont-Royal.

Your uphill climb is rewarded with spectacular views of downtown, the St. Lawrence River and the south shore, which are visible from the observation deck of the chalet. The route continues past the chalet, loops around the summit of the mountain to reconnects with itself. The downhill return to one of your access points is fun and much faster. With a wide car-free trail and amazing views, we believe Chemin Olmsted/Mont-Royal is the top running route in Montreal.

See our list of recommended hotels to stay only steps away from this great running route.



Top-Ranked Hotels for Runners Near Chemin Olmsted/Mont-Royal


Omni Mont-Royal Hotel Treadmills

#1 Omni Mont-Royal Hotel

Only steps away from the Chemin Olmsted/Mont-Royal, Omni Mont-Royal offers a great value with an excellent fitness center. If it's winter or you're not a fan of hitting the trails, the Omni offers three top-quality treadmills.

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Sofitel Gym

#2 Sofitel

A great place for couples, the Sofitel offers a great combination of location close to Chemin Olmsted/Mont-Royal and downtown Montreal's shopping, dining and entertainment options. Sofitel's fitness center also offers two treadmills.

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Best Western Ville-Marie Gym

#3 Best Western Ville-Marie

With prices under $100 USD most nights, the Best Western Ville-Marie is a great value for those wanting to be active in downtown Montreal. Along with close proximity to Chemin Olmsted/Mont Royal, the property features two treadmills.

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Hotel ActivRank Distance to Route Property Type Treadmill Reservation Link
Omni Mont-Royal Hotel 1 700 meters Hotel Yes Check Price & Availability
Sofitel 2 650 meters Hotel Yes Check Price & Availability
Best Western Ville-Marie 3 650 meters Hotel Yes Check Price & Availability
Hôtel Le Cantlie Suites 4 650 meters Hotel Yes Check Price & Availability
Guest House de Chez Nous 5 800 meters Apartment No Check Price & Availability
The Ritz-Cartlon Montreal 6 600 meters Hotel Yes Check Price & Availability
Hotel Ambrose 7 800 meters Hotel No Check Price & Availability
Residence Inn by Marriott 8 800 meters Hotel Yes Check Price & Availability

Activstay, 2018