The World Transplant Games Federation is proud to announce that the 11th World Transplant Winter Games will be held at Banff and Canmore, Alberta, Canada from February 23rd to February 28th 2020. It is only the second time in the history of the World Transplant Winter Games that they have been held outside of Europe.
The Canadian Transplant Association welcomes you to come and play in the beauty of the majestic Canadian Rockies at one of the most popular ski resort towns in western Canada, Banff, AB.
As a tourist destination, Banff offers many amazing restaurants, accommodations and outdoor activities. From Skiing the slopes of Mt. Norquay, Sunshine, taking a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain, visiting the boutique shops in town, or finishing your day with a soak in the natural hot springs, you couldn’t find a better destination for these next Winter Games.
With competitions in many different disciplines from skiing and snowboarding to cross-country skiing and curling, the World Transplant Winter Games provides challenges and excitement in equal quantities and will leave you with memories to take home and cherish.
The Alpine events will be taking place at Mt. Norquay, best known for supporting alpine ski racing in Canada. Mt Norquay hosts beautiful views of the town of Banff, and a wide variety of downhill runs that will challenge the best skiers and welcome the beginners.
The Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park will be host for our cross-country skiing and biathlon events. This site was developed to host the Nordic ski events of the 1988 Olympic Winter Games, and offer over 65 kms of groomed and natural trails.
Curling for the winter games will be taking place at The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre, located just a short walk from main street Banff.
Make sure you join us in Banff as we celebrate the gift of life and honour our donors and donor families through the spirit of competition and camaraderie. Banff will be a place to meet new faces and reunite with fellow transplant recipients from past games.
In memory of Nicholas Green, a young American boy who was killed in Italy and whose family donated his organs for the benefit of others, we are proud to offer this fully-supervised day camp as a separate event within the World Transplant Winter Games.
Transplanted children from around the world are invited to a week of fun on the snow, to mix with other transplanted children and gain confidence and independence.