Canada at the Commonwealth Games

Canada at the
Commonwealth Games
CGF code CAN
CGA Commonwealth Games Canada
Ranked 3rd
Commonwealth Games appearances (overview)
British Empire Games
British Empire and Commonwealth Games
British Commonwealth Games
  • 1970
  • 1974
Commonwealth Games
Other related appearances
 Newfoundland (1930, 1934)

Canada has participated in every Commonwealth Games since the first ever British Empire Games held in Hamilton, Ontario in 1930, one of only six countries to have done so. The others are Australia, England, New Zealand, Scotland, and Wales.


Newfoundland competed separately at the 1930 and 1934 Games (although not winning any medals), but since 1950 has competed as part of Canada.

The Canadian team won 54 medals in the first (1930) Games, and 51 gold medals at Edinburgh (1986). Canada's biggest total medal tally was 129 medals in Victoria (1994).

Canada came third in the medal count at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne after Australia and England, and is third on the all-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games, with an overall total of 1318 medals (413 Gold, 443 Silver and 462 Bronze). Canada was top of the medal tally once, at the 1978 games at Edmonton, Alberta

Canada has hosted the games four times. The first Games were at Hamilton, Ontario in 1930. Vancouver hosted the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games notable for the famous "miracle mile" (four-minute mile) between Roger Bannister of England and John Landy of Australia at Empire Stadium. Edmonton was the first city to host the Commonwealth Games under that name in 1978, and Victoria, British Columbia hosted the Games in 1994.

Hamilton applied to host the 2010 Commonwealth Games but lost to the Delhi bid. Halifax, Nova Scotia withdrew its bid for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The Commonwealth Games Association in Canada, known as Commonwealth Games Canada (CGC) is responsible for organizing the Canadian team participating in the Commonwealth Games.


Games Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
1930 Hamilton201519542
1934 London15259492
1938 Sydney131615443
1950 Auckland8913304
1954 Vancouver102014434
1958 Cardiff11016279
1962 Perth41215315
1966 Kingston142023573
1970 Edinburgh182424663
1974 Christchurch251918623
1978 Edmonton4531331091
1982 Brisbane262333823
1986 Edinburgh5134311162
1990 Auckland3541371133
1994 Victoria4042471292
1998 Kuala Lumpur303138993
2002 Manchester3141451173
2006 Melbourne263031873
2010 Delhi261733764
2014 Glasgow321634823
2018 Gold Coast154027824
2022 BirminghamFuture event

See also

Canadian medals by Game :

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