Government of New Brunswick

The 2029 Canada Summer Games will be hosted in New Brunswick

The Government of New Brunswick is working closely with the Canada Games Council in preparation of the host selection process for the 2029 Canada Summer Games.

Fredericton, Moncton and Saint John have been asked to consider their interest in hosting the 2029 Canada Summer Games.

Representatives of those cities have attended an information meeting with the Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture and the Canada Games Council to gain an understanding of the role and responsibility a host community would have.

The formal bid process is expected to be launched in January 2024 and will ensure the host community has what is required, including access to a large group of volunteers, venues that meet national standards, and adequate accommodations for participants and spectators.

The host community is expected to be announced in the spring of 2025.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available or by contacting the Sport and Recreation Branch of the Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture at SR/[email protected].

Formal launch of bid process - January 2024

Communities provide intent to bid - February 2024

Beginning of technical review phase - May 2024

Beginning of comprehensive bid review phase - January 2025

Host community announcement - Spring 2025



More about the 2029 Canada Summer Games

  • The Canada Games are a national, multi-sport competition with participation from every province and territory. They are held every two years, alternating between winter and summer.
  • The Games are expected to attract between 20,000 and 30,000 visitors to the province, involving more than 4,000 participants and about 6,000 volunteers. The government estimates the event will add between $51.2 million and $57.5 million to the provincial GDP and generate about $6 million in provincial taxes.
  • New Brunswick has hosted the Games twice before: the Summer Games in Saint John in 1985 and the 2003 Winter Games in Bathurst-Campbellton.
  • The next Canada Games will be the 2025 Summer Games in St. John’s, N.L. Team New Brunswick collected 16 medals at the most recent Canada Games this past winter in Charlottetown, P.E.I.
  • The Canada Games Council is the national governing body of the Canada Games.