Canadian Track and Field Championships

The Canadian Track and Field Championships is an annual outdoor track and field competition organized by Athletics Canada, which serves as the Canadian national championships for the sport. The most recent edition of the event took place in Montreal, Quebec from July 25 to July 28, 2019.

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The next Canadian Track and Field Championships will be held on June 25th to 28th, 2020, in Montreal, and will serve as the 2020 Olympic Trials for the sport.


The Canadian Track and Field Championships have their roots in Montreal. During the 1870s the Montreal Lacrosse Club held annual and semi-annual track and field competitions.[1] In some years these served as the Canadian Track and Field Championships, with the first national championships taking place at Montreal on September 27, 1884. The Championships took place every year thereafter except during World War I (1915-1918) and World War II (1940-1945).[2] The women's competition was added in 1925.[3]

Host cities since year 2000:


Moncton Stadium, host of the championships in 2013 and 2014.
Year City Venue
2000 Victoria, British Columbia (Olympic Trials)
2001 Edmonton, Alberta
2002 Edmonton, Alberta
2003 Victoria, British Columbia
2004 Victoria, British Columbia (Olympic Trials)
2005 Winnipeg, Manitoba
2006 Ottawa, Ontario
2007 Windsor, Ontario
2008 Windsor, Ontario (Olympic Trials)
2009 Toronto, Ontario
2010 Toronto, Ontario
2011 Calgary, Alberta
2012 Calgary, Alberta (Olympic Trials)
2013 Moncton, New Brunswick
2014 Moncton, New Brunswick
2015 Edmonton, Alberta
2016 Edmonton, Alberta (Olympic Trials)
2017 Ottawa, Ontario
2018[4] Ottawa, Ontario
2019 Montreal, Quebec
2020 cancelled
2021 Montreal, Quebec (Olympic Trials) Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard
2022 Langley, British Columbia
2023 TBD

Championships records


Event Record Athlete/Team Date Place Ref
3000 m steeplechase 8:20.68 John Gay 25 June 2021 Montreal [5]

See also


  1. Morrow, Dan (Winter 1981). "The Powerhouse of Canadian Sport: The Montreal Amateur Athletic Association, Inception to 1909" (PDF). Journal of Sport History. 8 (3). Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  3. Matthews, Peter (2012). Historical dictionary of track and field. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, Inc. p. 48. ISBN 0810867818. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  4. "Athletics Canada announces hosts for upcoming Canadian Championships". Athletics Canada. 20 July 2017. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  5. Steve Smythe (29 June 2021). "Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce wins sprint double in Jamaican Trials – weekly round-up". Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 9 July 2021.