Canada’s Achievements in the Olympic Winter Sports

Canada has won various medals at the Olympic Winter Games with 73 gold medals, 64 silver, and 62 bronze medals won from 1924 until 2022. Canada has competed at every single Winter Olympic Games event and won at least one medal at each of the annual events.

2018 saw the country show their strengths by winning over 29 medals in the event with its best performance and set new records for most gold medals won by a country in a single winter Olympics event. The previous record was 14 medals in 2010.

Canada has hosted the Olympic winter games twice, which were in Calgary in 1988 and Vancouver in 2010. They also hosted the Summer Olympic Games in 1976 in Montreal.

Canada has done well with a variety of Winter Games, which are detailed below.


Bobsleigh games have been popular among Canadian Olympic teams. Canada has won five medals in the game, with the first being won by Vi Emery’s four-man bobsleigh team in Innsbruck during the 1964 Winter Olympic Games. The latest medal in Bobsleigh was in 2018, which saw a tie between Canadian Justin Krupp’s Team and Alex Kovacs German team.


The game of skeleton has seen Canada win 2 gold medals, one silver and one bronze. In 2006 Mellissa Hollingsworth Richards won Canada’s first medal in the game, with Duff Gibson later becoming the first Canadian to win a gold medal in the sport with the men’s division. In 2010 the Vancouver Olympic games saw Jon Montgomery win gold in the men’s event.


Curling has been one of Canada’s top sports in the Winter Olympic Sports Games and stands as one of Canada’s most popular games. Both the men’s and women’s divisions have proven to be at the top of their game, with Curling having won over 11 medals since 1998, with 6 of the medals being gold, 3 silver, and 2 bronze.

Besides Ice Hockey being Canadas most popular and well-performed sport, the sports mentioned above are seen as the top 3 sports in the Olympic Winter sports played by Canadians.