The Best Gran Fondos in Canada 2023

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Road cycling events in Canada are gaining popularity in recent years among amateur cyclists.

From coast to coast, Canada offers a wide range of challenging and scenic routes that attract riders from around the world. These Canadian Gran Fondos offer cyclists the opportunity to push their limits and test their endurance on some of the most challenging routes in Canada. 

Here are three of the best Gran Fondos in Canada to participate in.

  • GranFondo PEI takes place on the beautiful island of Prince Edward Island and offers riders a choice of two distances (100 and 150km)
  • RBC GranFondo Whistler is known for its challenging routes and stunning scenery in the beautiful coastal mountains of British Columbia/
  • Niagara Gran Fondo is held in the beautiful Niagara region of Ontario and offers riders a choice of three challenging routes (50, 100, and 150km).

The table below lists all the Gran Fondos in Canada.

DateGran FondoLocationStateDistances
3 Jun 2023Gran Fondo JasperJasperAlberta65, 100, 127, 165, 190km
4 Jun 2023Gran Fondo Cantons-de-l’EstBromontQuebec55, 75, 107, 125km
10 Jun 2023La BoucleMontmagnyQuebec137km
11 Jun 2023Charlevoix Gran FondoCharlevoixQuebec56, 129km
11 Jun 2023Applewood Valley GranFondoFort LangleyBritish Columbia20, 50, 85, 120km
17 Jun 2023Southern Lakes Yukon GranFondoMarsh LakeYukon173km
17 Jun 2023Creston-Kootenay Lake Gran FondoCrestonBritish Columbia56, 98, 151km
30 Jun 2023Velo.Victo.Fest.VictoriavilleQuebec110, 134km
8 Jul 2023Gran Fondo BadlandsDrumhellerAlberta50, 75, 100, 140, 160km
9 Jul 2023Okanagan GranfondoPentictonBritish Columbia55, 92, 126, 160km
9 Jul 2023Gran Fondo de ShediacShediacNouveau-Brunswick70, 129km
9 Jul 2023Heart of the Rockies Gran FondoInvermereBritish Columbia65, 105km
16 Jul 2023Giro D’Cucinetta p/b Genesis MapleWoodbridgeOntario76, 117km
18 Jul 2023Gran Fondo Tumbler RidgeTumbler RidgeBritish Columbia50, 100, 152km
29 Jul 2023C4 Gran FondoCardstonAlberta50, 100, 140km
6 Aug 2023Bluewater International GranfondoSarniaOntario30, 50, 100, 150km
13 Aug 2023L’Étape EdmontonEdmontonAlberta40, 80, 160km
19 Aug 2023Dunnville Grand TourDunnvilleOntario25, 50, 75, 100, 160km
19 Aug 2023Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de VictoriaVictoriaBritish Columbia15, 30, 60, 100, 140, 160km
20 Aug 2023Gran Fondo Lake HuronSouthamptonOntario30, 70, 110, 160km
25 Aug 2023GranFondo PEICharlottetownPrince Edward Island100, 150km
26 Aug 2023Gran Fondo GuysboroughGuysboroughNova Scotia30, 35, 50, 90, 120km
9 Sep 2023Kootenay Rockies Gran FondoCranbrookBritish Columbia58, 102, 152km
9 Sep 2023DV100Drayton ValleyAlberta40, 100, 160km
9 Sep 2023RBC GranFondo WhistlerVancouverBritish Columbia55, 122, 151km
9 Sep 2023Prince Edward County Gran FondoSandbanks ParkOntario50, 100, 150km
9 Sep 2023Défi vélo CogecoLa MauricieQuebec53, 100km
9 Sep 2023BonRexton GranfondoPort RextonNewfoundland133km
9 Sep 2023Gran Fondo Baie Sainte-MarieClareNova Scotia35, 67, 89, 118, 161km
10 Sep 2023Gran Fondo Éco Jacques-CartierStonehamQuebec55, 80, 107, 125km
10 Sep 2023Epic Tour GranFondoMiltonOntario50, 80, 100, 125, 150, 170km
10 Sep 2023Thousand Islands Gran FondoKingstonOntario80, 120, 160km
16 Sep 2023Cyclosportive PerthPerthOntario100, 160km
16 Sep 2023Niagara Gran FondoNiagaraOntario50, 100, 150km
24 Sep 2023B1 Giro D’JoiaNewmarketOntario65, 109km
24 Sep 2023Rotary Tour de Dundas Gran FondoDundasOntario19, 32, 58, 96, 160km
24 Sep 2023Ride4UnitedWay Gran FondoWhitbyOntario60, 100, 160km
1 Oct 2023Granfondo Lac-MéganticLac-MeganticQuebec56, 88, 113km
List of Gran Fondos in Canada
Alex Lee at Mr.Mamil

Alex Lee is the founder and editor-at-large of Mr. Mamil. Coming from a professional engineering background, he breaks down technical cycling nuances into an easy-to-understand and digestible format here.

He has been riding road bikes actively for the past 12 years and started racing competitively in the senior category during the summer recently.