4 Great Ontario training locations to check out this long weekend

It’s the July long weekend! Many triathletes will take advantage of the three days off to get some training in. We’ve rounded up a list of just some of the great Ontario spots to train this weekend… and if you’re still looking for an upcoming race to train for, check out our calendar and sign up here!

Guelph Lake

A great spot for open water swimming, there are also some great trails for running at Guelph Lake Conservation Area and some quiet surrounding roads for riding.


This is a great area for riding, close to Collingwood and Blue Mountain and home to the Creemore Springs Brewery for a post-ride beer. Lots of challenging hills and quiet roads mean you can get some great longer rides in but there are great options for shorter loops as well. Creemore plays host to the Turas Mor event that we produce, and so we know it’s a cycling hotspot!

Albion Hills 

A great spot for mountain biking and trail running if you’re looking for some off-road fun. There are over 50 kilometres of single track and double track trails in beautiful forests at Albion Lake Conservation Area. Situated in the Caledon region, you’re close to some great road riding, too.


One of the ultimate triathlon regions in Ontario, Muskoka has a deep history of triathlon and makes for an awesome long weekend training getaway. Plenty of options for open water swims, and training around the Lake of Bays on the old Ironman 70.3 Muskoka bike course makes for a fun and challenging long ride (in prep for Barrelman, maybe?)