The most popular sports in Canada

Canada is home to a lot of different sports, and with online betting being legal in the North American country, it means that, as a sports enthusiast, you can make a lot of money from watching and doing what you love!

But the question is, what sports can you actually place bets on as a Canadian? Well, that’s the question this article will be answering. Here are all sports available for betting in Canada in 2022.

1. Basketball

Basketball is one of the most popular sports in Canada, and of course, you can place different types of bets on basketball games. The NBA, which is the most famous basketball league in the world, is perhaps the best place to find basketball games to stake on.

2. American Football

Now, although there are no Canadian teams in the NFL – National Football League – Canadian residents can also place bets on NFL games and American football in general.

3. Baseball

Currently, there is only one Canadian team in Major League Baseball, the rest of the 29 are all American.

Anyway, the league and the sport in general are available for betting in Canada, and we’re sure Canadians would love staking on this one.

Major League Baseball, more often referred to as MLB, is perhaps the oldest major pro sports league on the planet, having been around since the 1870s. Canadians have enjoyed watching it since then, and surely will enjoy betting on it now.

4. Ice Hockey

Ice Hockey, just like Baseball, is another very old sport which is very much enjoyed by Canadians. So, it must be a delight to Canadians that the sport is available for betting in the country.

The best sports to bet on are the ones you have a lot of knowledge about, and we know for sure that Canadians have a lot of knowledge about ice hockey. They love the sport and have enjoyed it for years!

5. Football

Football – or should we say soccer? – is another sport enjoyed by Canadians. Surely, they don’t enjoy it half as much as the Europeans, but the fanbase of the sport in the country seems to be growing year after year. Believe it or not, according to participation rate, soccer is currently the most popular sport in Canada.

Of course, the MLS – Major League Soccer – is the biggest soccer league in Canada, with 3 Canadian teams competing in the league. But there’s also the CFL – Canadian Football League – which has been around for longer. There you have 9 teams, all from Canada, competing for the same prize every season.

As a Canadian resident, you can place bets on games played in these two leagues.

But while you place your bets on these different sports, please be mindful! It’s illegal to gamble if you’re under 18 years of age.

In Quebec, Manitoba, and Alberta, the minimum age for gambling is 18. In Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Nova Scotia, it is 19.  So please, make sure you’re within the confines of the law before you place your bets on your favorite sport.

6. Running

Running is growing in popularity in Canada. Participation in this outdoor sport has increased globally during the pandemic. Even virtual running races have become popular. More and more people are participating in running races such as marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K and more. Of these, half marathons and 5Ks are the most popular distances in the world.

As more people run, more people participate in running competitions. Race participants’ motivations are also changing. People are not running to run fast and win the race. They see the races as challenges to be completed with friends and family. 5K medals, marathon medals, or other cool swag more matter to them. The race organizations will customize the special running medals such as participant medals and finisher medals, etc. You can see more custom medals at

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