The Alberta Games provide many benefits to both the host community and to thousands of Albertans who participate at local, zone, and provincial levels. Alberta Games provide an opportunity to celebrate young athletes and provide them with a venue to compete and reach their athletic potential.

Since the games were introduced in 1986, thousands of athletes have enjoyed competing in every part of Alberta.

Goals of Alberta Games

  • Motivate Albertans to achieve a higher level of physical fitness through more active participation in sport.
  • Develop the cultural and social components as an enhancement to Games in Alberta.
  • Showcase the talents of Albertans in a wide range of sport and activities
  • Provide host communities with a legacy of experienced volunteers and upgraded facilities

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History of the games

Alberta Games began as a provincial government initiative for amateur sport, providing an opportunity for all Albertans to participate.

See key events & past Hosts

Sport Selection Criteria

Adding a sport to the Alberta Games follows specific criteria. Provincial Sport Organizations are invited to submit a proposal for participation in the games.

Learn more about the process

Alberta Games Awards

Learn about the Alberta Games Awards, and all of the awarded zones since 1980!

See past awards