Unity Through Sport - the 50th anniversary of the Canada Games

2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg

Featuring 16 sports and over 250 events, and combined with a major cultural festival, the 2017 Canada Summer Games brought together exceptional athletes and artists from coast to coast to coast to celebrate these major milestones in a truly unique fashion.

Visitors from across the country were invited to share in the celebration of our shared culture and heritage while cheering on this country’s finest young athlete.


1867 - 2017: Canada is 150 years strong

Canada’s centennial year in 1967 helped create many important legacies that have had a lasting impact on our society, including the creation of the Canada Games. The first competition, held in Quebec City, brought together 1800 athletes from 10 provinces and 2 territories and paved the way for what has become Canada’s largest multi-sport competition for young athletes.

Learn more about Canada 150 celebrations and how you can get involved with the 2017 Canada Games to celebrate this major milestone in our country’s history:

Special thanks to our  50th Anniversary partners for your commitment and valuable contribution to the Canada Games 50th anniversary projects.