Did you know five of the most famous games on the planet were designed in Canada? B-ball, baseball, hockey, American football, and Lacrosse all call Canada home. Lacrosse was created by Canada's First Nation individuals while the rest were found by people.
Today, a great many individuals in Canada play or follow a significant game.
Here, we'll rank 10 of the most famous games in Canada. How about we begin.
At the point when a great many people contemplate Canadian games, they consider ice hockey. Sufficiently sure, hockey is Canada's true game of the colder time of year. Lacrosse is the authority game of the late spring.
The primary hockey game in Canada was played in 1876, back when Lacrosse was the most famous game in the country. Over the long haul, hockey filled in ubiquity. Today, there are many expert hockey groups in the nation, including seven National Hockey League establishments:
- Calgary Flames
- Edmonton Oilers
- Montreal Canadiens
- Ottawa Senators
- Toronto Maple Leafs
- Winnipeg Jets
- Vancouver Canucks
The Super Bowl may be the greatest sporting event in North America. However, the CFL's Gray Cup has been around significantly longer. To give some specific situation, the Gray Cup has been around beginning around 1909, and has been granted multiple times. By examination, the Super Bowl has occurred multiple times.
Considering that, Canadian Football is really like American football. However, it highlights 12 players. CFL arenas are fundamentally bigger and groups have three downs and two breaks.
The Canadian Football League is additionally more modest (nine groups) and happens from the Summer to November. All things considered, a huge number of individuals watch the association, incorporating American football fans without any games to watch before the NFL begins.
Lacrosse is a unique sport. It features 20 players on an outdoor field, 10 players on each side. Every player has a long stick with a basket attached to it. They use this stick and net to pass, dribble, and score goals.
Lacrosse is such a popular sport in Canada that it’s the country’s official sport of the summer. The Canadian Lacrosse League is one of the biggest lacrosse leagues in the world.
Soccer needs no introduction. It is the biggest sport in the world. It’s a game played in every corner of the world, from Europe’s richest countries to Africa’s poorest nations.
The World Cup—the biggest soccer tournament in the word—attracts up to 400 million fans and over two billion viewers on TV. The Champions League, by comparison, attracts nearly half a billion viewers on TV.
In other words, soccer is big worldwide. But how popular is it in Canada? Truth be told, soccer is one of the top 10 sports in the country. In fact, the country has two franchises in the MLS. To add icing on top, Canada’s national soccer team will participate in this year’s World Cup event.
A decade ago, basketball was barely popular in Canada. In 2022, basketball is one of the fastest sports in the country. Sadly, Canada features just one team—Toronto Raptors—in the NBA.
That’s alright. The Raptors are a marvelous team with an NBA title and some of the best players in the league. The best part: the NBA in general has more than a dozen Canadians.
That means even though basketball has great potential in Canada. Soon, the country could produce a league that competes in the NBA, akin to the CFL versus the NFL.
There’s only one Major League Baseball team in Canada—the Toronto Blue Jays. But that doesn’t tell the full story of baseball’s popularity in the country. As we mentioned earlier, baseball started in Canada.
In fact, the oldest baseball park in the world is located in Ontario—the Labatt Park. Canada has a national baseball side that participates in the Olympic Games regularly. The team ranks in the top 15 globally.
Golf is a popular summer sport in Canada. Although anyone can visit one of the country’s top golf courses to play the sport, the ultimate way to enjoy golf is to qualify for the Canadian PGA Championship.
Corey Corners is the best-ranked golf player in Canada. Mackenzie Hughes comes in second while Brooke Henderson leads in the ladies’ category.
Being a cold country, winter sports are incredibly popular in Canada. A good example is Curling. In this sport, two teams of four players each compete to slide rocks into a circular board.
Each team has eight rocks to slide, with every player sliding two of them. Although the sport traces its origins to Scotland, it’s primarily played in Canada.
In fact, Canada won the first event Curling championship event in 1959. What’s more, Canada won gold in the Olympics Men Curling events of 2006, 2010 and 2014 while clinching silver in 1998 and 2002. The women team is also successful, having won gold in 1998 and 2014.
Tennis is both an individual and team sport. Due to that, it’s a popular sport for both kids and adults. Every year, Canada sends one or more players to the annual Tennis Open Events.
Daniel Nestor is arguably the most famous tennis player in Canada. He won eight grand slams during his career and won 1062 competitions. Milos Raonic, who finished second at the 2016 Wimbledon event, Eugenie Bouchard and Felix Auger are other outstanding players in the sport.