Canada Games Council Unveils Initial Sport Program for 2027 Canada Winter Games

Canada Games Council Unveils Initial Sport Program for 2027 Canada Winter Games

August 10, 2021

Ottawa – The Canada Games Council (CGC) is pleased to announce the initial sports and disciplines selected for the 2027 Canada Winter Games in Yukon.

The CGC Sport & Games Committee adhered to a transparent and objective sport selection process in which it analyzed all sports and disciplines that wished to be included in the 2027 Canada Winter Games. The total number of sports/disciplines selected for the Games are based on a participant quota that each Games must follow.

Phase 1 of the sport selection process included an assessment evaluating the impact of a sport/discipline on the development of the next generation of Canadian national team athletes, on sport development at the local, provincial/territorial and national levels, and on the Canada Games movement.

Phase 1 determined the initial 90% of the sport program for the 2027 Canada Winter Games. The sports selected are as follows:

-Alpine Skiing & Para Alpine Skiing


-Artistic Gymnastics



-Cross Country Skiing & Para Nordic Skiing

-Curling (Four Person Team, Mixed Doubles)

-Figure Skating & Special Olympics Figure Skating






-Speed Skating - Long Track

-Speed Skating - Short Track


-Table Tennis


-Wheelchair Basketball

The sport selection process will continue with two additional phases to determine the final 10% of the 2027 sport program. Phase 2 will be the Host Choice sport(s) selected by the 2027 Bid Committee in late 2022. Phase 3 will unfold no later than the winter of 2024, with the final selections to be determined based on the remaining participant quota by the CGC Sport & Games Committee in consultation with the 2027 Canada Winter Games Host Society.

Please direct any questions regarding the sport selection process to Kali MacAdam, Advisor, Sport & Games with the Canada Games Council.


About the Canada Games Council

The Canada Games Council, a private, non-profit organization, is the governing body for the Canada Games. 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. 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. The organization of the Canada Games is made possible through the tireless dedication of local Host Societies and the contribution and support of the federal, provincial/territorial and host municipal governments.

The office is located in Ottawa, Ontario, on the traditional territory of the Algonquin Anishinabek People.

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