Canada Winter Games

The first Canada Games took place in Quebec City in the winter of 1967 to coincide with the celebrations of the 100th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation. Since then, the Canada Games have been held at two-year intervals – alternating between winter and summer. In their 40 year history, the Canada Games has been hosted by each of the ten provinces at least once, and in 2007 the Yukon was the first Territory to host the Games north of the sixtieth parallel.

Over 50,000 athletes have participated in the Canada Games since 1967 and another 185,000 have been involved in try-outs and qualifying events. The games are targeted at developing athletes representing the provinces’ and territories’ as top athletes in their age class. The Canada Games have been proven to jump-start many athletic careers. In fact, in the last Olympics, one-third of the Canadian athletes had been a previous Canada Games participant.

Next year’s games will be held in Red Deer, Alberta from February 15 – March 3, 2019


Red Deer Canada Games 2019 website
Canada Games home website


If you would like to participate in the Canada Winter Games, please contact the sport governing body from the list below. By clicking on the sport name, you will be re-directed to their contact information.

Artistic Swimming (Synchronized Swimming)
Alpine Skiing
Cross Country Skiing
Figure Skating
Figure Skating – Special Olympics
Freestyle Skiing
Gymnastics – Artistic
Speed Skating
Table Tennis


Applications are due October 31st, 2018.

Complete and return application to:
Yukon Government
Sport & Recreation Branch
4061 – 4th Avenue
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 1H1
(or) fax application to (867) 393-6416

2019 Mission Staff Application(Word Document)

2019 Mission Staff Application (PDF Document)