Top 10 Most Popular Sports In Canada

10. Cricket


Here we go, folks. We have cricket in tenth place out of the top ten most popular sports in Canada. A team of eleven players plays cricket on a field that has a 22-yard (20-meter) pitch with wickets at each end. 

09. Soccer


Football, more commonly known as soccer or football, is a team sport involving two 11-person teams and a spherical ball. A total of 250 million people play this sport in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the most popular sport in the world, especially in Canada. Each end of the rectangular field is marked by a goal.

08. Golf


The main goal of golf is to hit a ball into a series of holes on a course in as few strokes as possible using different clubs. A key part of the game of golf involves adjusting to the terrain encountered on different courses since, unlike most ball games, there is no standardized playing area. Typical golf courses have an arranged progression of 18 holes, while recreational courses may have just 9.

07. Tennis


As a racket sport, tennis can be played individually (singles) or by two teams of two players each (doubles). Tennis players use a tennis racket that is strung with a cord to hit a hollow rubber ball covered in felt over or around a net and into an opponent’s court. 

06. Lacrosse


Played with lacrosse sticks and lacrosse balls, it is a team sport. It is the oldest organized sport in Canada, with roots dating back to the 17th century. For its collegiate and professional forms, European colonists heavily modified this game to reduce violence.

05. Curling


Curling is known as one of the best winter sports where anyone can participate, from beginner to pro. It is a sport where players slide stones on the ice toward a circled target area. Shuffleboard, bowling, and boules are related sports. 

04. Rugby


Rugby union, commonly known as rugby, is an English close-contact team sport that originated in the first half of the 19th century. Running with the ball in hand is a vital element of this code of rugby football. Besides being in the 4th spot out of the top 10 most popular sports in Canada, Rugby has a massive impact on Canadian people.

03. Baseball


In baseball, two opposing teams, typically nine players each, take turns batting and fielding. Pitchers throw balls that hitters hit with bats. Offensive teams (batting teams) aim to hit the ball into the field of play, allowing their players to advance counter-clockwise around four bases to score “runs.” A defensive team aims to keep runners from advancing around the bases by preventing batters from becoming runners.

02. Basketball


In the second spot out of the most popular sports in Canada, we have ranked basketball. This sport has a massive impact on the Canadian generation, especially girls. James Naismith first invented this game in 1891. He said, “I wanted to invest in a game where players need to have some skills instead of power to hit the ball or need any other abilities rather than skills.”

01. Ice Hockey

Ice Hockey

Ice hockey is a popular winter team sport in Canada, played on skates on marked ice-skating rinks. In addition to being one of the fastest team sports on ice, it is one of four ice-skating team sports, including bandy, ringette, and rink ball. In ice hockey, opposing teams use ice hockey sticks to advance, control, and shoot a rubber disc into each other’s goal.