Arctic Winter Games

The Arctic Winter Games (AWG) are a high-profile circumpolar sport competition for northern and arctic athletes held every two years. The first Games were held in Yellowknife in 1970, with 500 participants from the Yukon, NWT, and Alaska. Participants now come from Alaska, Northern Alberta, Yukon, Nunavut, Nunavik, NWT, Greenland, Finland, and Norway.