Top 10 Canadian Winter Sports

Top 10 Canadian Winter Sports

With several months of cold, wintery conditions, there is no doubt that Canucks excel at a number of athletic activities that feature the snow. Running the gamut from leisurely to exciting, loud to quiet, here is a list of the top 10 Canadian winter sports.

Top 10 Canadian Winter Sports


The snow is more enjoyable when you carve your way down a mountainside on a snowboard. Like surfing on water, snowboarding has become a famous Canadian winter sport in the last decade, with a few runs being devoted to borders.


It comes as a surprise that hockey is on the list of top 10 Canadian winter sports. The sport season was deemed the national winter sport of Canada- the first hockey game in the nation was well-played in 1875 in Montreal.

Hockey in Canada


A sport that needs a steady hand, skill, and a set of lungs, curling has been a winter sport from the days of yore in Scotland, where the activity came into existence. As per Canadian Curling Association, 15,000 competitive curlers from territories and provinces enter play at the curling club stage with the hopes of becoming among the Canadian Champions annually crowned.

Downhill skiing

A fast-paced type of skiing, there is a huge range of downhill options, from extreme cat skiing to family-oriented mountain skiing and also heli-skiing operations. With many mountain ranges from coast to coast, the picturesque Rockies has been a Canadian Pastime for ten years.


Lacrosse in Canada

The first country started playing sport more than 500 years, and lacrosse is an integral part of native customs across the globe. Transforming over the years, lacrosse is now well-known as Canada’s national sport.

Dog sledding

If your idea of sport is feeling the icy wind on your face or sitting under blankets where the only exertion needed is being able to yell Mush!, then dog sledding winter sport is there for you. There is a range of places that provide dog-sled tours from the Bow Valley to the Haliburton Highlands in Ontario on the West Coast.

Cross-country skiing

Cross-country skiing is a more easy-going type, and relaxed is enjoyed by newbies and hardcore exercisers. Cross Country Canada says that more than two million Canadians take part in the activity annually, which has no boundaries for gender, region, conditioning, or age level.


Luge activity is not for the faint heart- it is an adrenaline-pumping scare the wits outta you pastime that might test your limits. Also, it became such a famous wintertime sport that several places provide summer-time luge, such as Skyline Luge in Quebec.

Ice fishing

Have a liking for northern pike, trout, whitefish, walleye, or perch? They are within gloved reach after the rivers and lakes have frozen over. Various ice fishing organizations may get you all equipped for a relaxing afternoon of ice fishing, complete with carved holes, tents, meals and equipment, and bait.


There is a penchant for things that go Vroom? Snowmobiling was reserved for utility purposes such as necessities and transporting materials across the winter tundra. Also, they are enjoyed as a recreational Canadian winter sport. You may search online for rental companies and snowmobiling trails.

Also Read: History of Canadian Sports

Bhagyashree Choudhary