What Type of Sports Are Played in Canada?

There are a number of sports that are played in Canada, both individually and with teams, with some of the most popular being golf, ice hockey, swimming, basketball and baseball. Hockey is known as the national sport of Canada. Other popular sports played in Canada include soccer, volleyball, tennis, cycling, skiing and curling.

Because of the nation's climate and terrain, winter sports are extremely popular in Canada. Canadian men tend to gravitate to sports like ice hockey, baseball and golf while women enjoy sports like volleyball, swimming, golf and soccer. The most popular spectator sports in Canada include ice hockey, Canadian football, baseball and soccer. Canada often does well during the Winter Olympic Games and actually finished as the top medal-winning country at the 2010 Winter Olympics held in Vancouver.