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 Wood Buffalo, Alberta from January 29 to February 4, 2023.
  • 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.

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 Summer Games will take place August 6 to August 21, 2022 in Niagara, Ontario.
  • 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, August 22 to August 26, 2022.
  • 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 North American Indigenous Games will take place July 15 to July 23, 2023 in Kjipuktuk (Halifax) and Millbrook First Nation, Nova Scotia.
  • 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 2022.
  • Visit Special Olympics website for more information.