Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance
The Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance is a non-governmental, member-based, capacity building organization that promotes sport tourism as a grassroots economic development initiative at the community level. The CSTA services over 500 members across Canada, including 150 municipalities, 300 national and provincial sport, multi-sport and major games organizations and a variety of other sport and tourism industry partners. Sport tourism is the fastest growing segment of the tourism industry in Canada with approximately $6.5 billion in annual spending by domestic and international visitors. Canada has a rich and proud history of hosting major international sport events, including three Olympic Games (Montreal, Calgary, Vancouver/Whistler), three Pan American Games in Winnipeg (1967 and 1999) and Toronto (2015), the 1983 World University Games in Edmonton, the 1978 and 1994 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton and Victoria, respectively and hundreds of other summer and winter single sport events, including the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015.