In 2015, British Columbia welcomed Canada to Prince George, the host city for the 25th iteration of the Canada Games. Over the course of 17 days from February 13 to March 1, the City of Prince George invited the entire nation in celebrating its 100th anniversary, along with the 25th anniversary of the University of Northern British Columbia. The 2015 Games was the largest multi-sport event ever hosted in Northern British Columbia, and marked the first time the Winter Games were held in British Columbia.
More than 2,400 young Canadian athletes were a part of over 3,400 total participants from across Canada competing in 19 unique sporting competitions. These participants were joined by more than 400 members of the national and local media, over 1,000 special guests and VIPs and approximately 500 officials, and thousands of visitors as they converged in the northwest corner of Canada.
The 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George brought together 2,345 athletes to participate in 165 events across 20 different sports.
In total, there were 1,112 medals handed out during the 18-day event, which showcased the very best of Canadian sport and spirit. But the 25th iteration of the event will also be remembered for its firsts, such as the debut of trampoline gymnastics, ski cross, and snowboardcross, as well as slopestyle events in freestyle ski and snowboard.