PEI 2023 Canada Winter Games at UPEI

Welcome to these web pages that celebrate the partnership between the University of Prince Edward Island and the PEI 2023 Canada Winter Games Host Committee as we prepare to make the 2023 edition of the Canada Winter Games a national showcase.

With 3,600 participants (athletes, coaches, managers, and technical staff), across 20 sports, the Canada Games is the largest multi-sport event in the country. With a forecasted economic impact of over $100 million, the 29th edition of the Canada Winter Games (CWG) will be the largest event hosted in Prince Edward Island’s history. Go to the official PEI 2023 Canada Winter Games website.

UPEI offers an amazing student experience through our quality academic programs and unique locations for learning and research, all supported by and a caring and helpful community of faculty, staff, and alumni. We enthusiastically welcome the social, cultural, and athletic opportunities and legacies that the 2023 CWG will bring to PEI and to UPEI!

The University is a committed “Bridge Builder” partner of the 2023 CWG and is proud to be home, from February 18–March 5, to the Athletes Village, Mission Services, Polyclinic, Transportation Services. 

UPEI will also serve as the competition venue during week one for Wheelchair Basketball, Male Hockey, Ringette, and, during week two, for Badminton, and Female Hockey.

View the Competition Schedule

As a result of the 2023 Canada Winter Games, significant infrastructure legacies for UPEI include upgrades to the UPEI Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre, which was built for the 1991 Canada Winter Games, and the new residence and performing arts centre, which will accommodate the over 3,500 participants (athletes, coaches, managers, and technical staff) over the two weeks of competition.

The University will remain open for regular operations throughout the Canada Games.

We’re working together to make the PEI 2023 Canada Winter Games a truly inspirational and transformative celebration for all.