Find more about major athletic games for Yukon athletes

Major games are large multi-sport events held on a regular basis, such as the Canada Games or Arctic Winter Games. The Government of Yukon provides funding and support for athletes to take part in all major games.

Arctic Winter Games

  • Held every 2 years, the next games will be in Whitehorse, March 15–21, 2020.
  • Includes participants from Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Alaska, Northern Alberta, Russia, Greenland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Yukon.
  • Visit the Arctic Winter Games website for more information.
  • Visit the Team Yukon page for information and updates about the 2020 Games.

Canada Games

  • Canada summer and winter games run on a 4-year cycle.
  • Every 2 years, there is either a summer or a winter games
  • The next Canada Games will be in Niagara, Ontario, August 6–21, 2021.
  • Includes participants from every province and territory across Canada.
  • Visit the Canada Games website for more information.

Western Canada Summer Games

  • Held every 4 years.
  • The next games will be held in Manitoba in 2023.
  • Includes participants from Yukon, Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
  • Visit the 2019 Western Canada Summer Games website for more information on the most recent games.

Canada 55+ Games

  • Held every 2 years, the next games are in Kamloops, British Columbia, in August 2020.
  • Participants must be 55 years and older and all provinces and territories are eligible to compete.
  • Visit the Canada 55+ Games website for more information.

North American Indigenous Games

  • Held every 4 years, the next games are in Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 12–19, 2020.
  • Participants must be of Indigenous ancestry.
  • Participants from Canada and the United States are eligible to compete.
  • Visit the Yukon Aboriginal Sport Circle and North American Indigenous Games websites for more information.

Special Olympics

  • Held every 2 years, alternating between summer and winter sports.
  • The next games will be in Thunder Bay, Ontario, in the winter of 2020.
  • Visit Special Olympics website for more information.