Held once every two years, alternating between winter and summer, the Canada Games represent the highest level of national competition for up and coming Canadian athletes.
The Games have been hosted in every province at least once since their inception in Quebec City during Canada’s Centennial in 1967, and feature events for able-bodied athletes as well as athletes with physical and intellectual disabilities.
The Games are proud of their contribution to Canada’s sport development system in addition to their lasting legacy of sport facilities, community pride and national unity.
Canada Games Host Communities
The Western Canada Summer Games were created in 1973 primarily as an opportunity for Western Canadian athletes to test their skills in Olympic standard competition, improve sport facilities in Western Canada, foster volunteerism and provide for high quality sport events. Following the 1987 Western Canada Summer Games in Regina, the Games' purpose evolved to provide the province’s developing athletes with an opportunity to compete in competitions that might lead to higher competitions at the national level.
The goals of the Western Canada Summer Games are: