The ultimate list of 150 Canadian physical activities

If I asked you, what is a Canadian physical activity, what would you say?  Basketball—because we invented it?  Canoeing—because it’s a traditional Aboriginal mode of transportation?  Or snow shoveling—because, well, pretty much everybody does it regularly in the winter months?

We think all of these are Canadian physical activities, and in 2017, we want you try them all. 

In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, ParticipACTION will be encouraging Canadians to get active with the ParticipACTION 150 Play List – a challenge to all Canadians to try out 150 unique physical activities that define us as Canadian. 

You don’t need to be athletic, have any training or experience or even be part of a local team. Anyone will be able to participate without even venturing far from their backdoor. All you need is a playful spirit and the goal to have some fun.


How Can You Get Involved?

In October 2016, Canadians will be asked to help choose the 150 physical activities – across sport recreation and the activities of daily life – that should be included on the list. You tell us. It will be the ultimate play list created by Canadians for Canadians. Be sure to have your say by coming back to to submit your ideas or vote.

In January 2017, the ParticipACTION 150 Play List will launch and every Canadian – in all communities, schools and workplaces from coast to coast to coast – will be challenged to complete as many physical activities on the list as possible. You’ll even be able to track your efforts online to show Canada’s collective strength, and earn rewards along the way.

And, ParticipACTION and its partners, including the Government of Canada, Manulife, Corus and Chevrolet, will be visiting over 100 communities to help bring the Play List to life. 

At ParticipACTION, we can’t wait to celebrate Canada’s birthday through the 150 ways we move.  We hope you will join us.