The Canada Games are set to reach new heights with the addition of freestyle skiing and sport climbing to the official sport program for the Québec 2027 Canada Winter Games. This marks the Canada Games debut for sport climbing, while freestyle skiing has been on the winter program since 1995.
With the Host Choice selections now complete, the following sports and disciplines have been selected to date for the 2027 Canada Winter Games:
- Alpine Skiing and Para Alpine Skiing
- Artistic Gymnastics
- Cross Country Skiing and Para Nordic Skiing
- Curling (Four-Person Team and Mixed Doubles)
- Figure Skating and Special Olympics Figure Skating
- Freestyle Skiing
- Speed Skating (Short Track and Long Track)
- Sport Climbing
- Table Tennis
- Wheelchair Basketball
The third and final phase of the Canada Games sport selection process will unfold in the winter of 2024 to complete the sport program for the 2027 Canada Winter Games.
The 2027 Canada Winter Games will take place from February 26 to March 15, 2027 in Québec, marking a return to the birthplace of the Canada Games 60 years after the inaugural event held in 1967.
“We are pleased to welcome freestyle skiing and sport climbing to the Canada Games program for 2027. The CGC looks forward to working alongside the Host Society, Freestyle Canada and Climbing Escalade Canada to host successful competitions at the 2027 Canada Winter Games.” – Catherine Gosselin-Despres, Chair, CGC Sport and Games Committee
“Today’s announcement is the result of a rigorous selection process, relentless teamwork and several weeks of consultation. We are truly proud of the selection of freestyle skiing and sport climbing as optional disciplines to be presented here in 2027. Québec is unquestionably a national, if not a world centre for freestyle skiing. And what more can we say about the momentum that the 2027 Canada Winter Games will give to climbing, a sport presented for the first time as part of the event and crowned a new Olympic discipline. Once again, we can confirm that the 2027 edition of the Games promises to be a breathtaking spectacle for athletes and spectators alike!” – Denis Servais, President of the 2027 Canada Winter Games Host Society
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 are proud of their contribution to Canada’s sport development system, and their lasting legacy of sport facilities, community pride, and national unity.
For the Ville de Québec and the Host Society, the 2027 Canada Winter Games strengthen the ties with the Huron-Wendat Nation and add to the many initiatives already in place to unite the community.