Vancouver ranks in top 5 sports cities in Canada


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Vancouver ranked in the top five sports cities in Canada in a recent index developed by the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA).

In the Global Sports Impact Canada Index, Montreal claimed the top city in Canada for hosting sporting events. Quebec City came in second place, followed by Edmonton in third.

Toronto placed fourth in Canada, with Vancouver placing fifth.

The data-driven index is based on national championships and international competitions hosted in 2018, along with major sporting events set to take place in 2019 and beyond.

Montreal hosted or is set to host 83 major sporting events in 2018 and 2019, 46 of which are international competitions.

By comparison, Canada’s biggest city Toronto’s number is 32, nine of which are global sporting events.

“Canada is one of the most prominent hosts of major sports events and has claimed a place in the top six in every single edition of our global ranking. The GSI Canada Index provides local insights into the building blocks of Canada’s success in the international hosting scene. It also encourages the cities and sports organisations to collect and aggregate their event data in an organised manner,” said Krzysztof Kropielnicki, Head of Events, Sportcal.

Here are the top 10 sports cities in Canada:

1. Montreal
2. Quebec City
3. Edmonton
4. Toronto
5. Vancouver
6. Charlottetown
7. Saskatoon
8. Richmond
9. Regina
10. Winnipeg

With files from Relax News.