Edmonton 2023

Date May 14-19, 2023
Location Edmonton, Alberta
Countdown 0 Days to go

Canada-Wide Science Fair

Discover the Excitement of Innovation at the Canada-Wide Science Fair!

Welcome to the Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF), the pinnacle of youth STEM excellence in Canada. Hosted annually by Youth Science Canada, this extraordinary event brings together our nation’s brightest young minds, celebrating their passion for STEM and innovation. Witness the future of STEM through the eyes of our youth. From groundbreaking research to inventive solutions, each project at the CWSF is a window into the incredible potential of our young scientists. The fair is a vibrant display of elaborate presentations, engaging demonstrations, and thought-provoking discussions.


Discover. Innovate. Inspire.

Join us at the Canada-Wide Science Fair and be part of Canada’s most exciting youth STEM event!


Who Participates?

The CWSF showcases the talents of students from grades 7 through 12, winners of their respective regional STEM fairs. These young scientists represent the future of innovation in Canada, displaying projects that span health, environmental sciences, engineering, computer science, and more.


Awards and Opportunities

Our participants compete for a range of prestigious awards and scholarships, celebrating scientific excellence, creativity, and potential societal impact. But the CWSF is more than a competition; it’s an opportunity for growth, learning, and inspiration.

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Engage and Learn

The CWSF is not just for participants; it’s a community event. We invite school groups, families, and STEM enthusiasts to engage with these young innovators, learn about their work, and get inspired. The public viewings are an integral part of our mission to foster a STEM-savvy culture.

Join Us

Rooted in a rich history that dates back to the 1960s, the Canada-Wide Science Fair has evolved into a national platform for the next generation of scientists and innovators. Youth Science Canada is proud to champion this celebration of curiosity, inquiry, and scientific achievement.

Be part of a journey that shapes the future of STEM in Canada. Whether as a participant, educator, volunteer, or visitor, your involvement in the CWSF contributes to a brighter, more innovative tomorrow.

Become a CWSF Volunteer

The Canada-Wide Science Fair wouldn’t be possible without our dedicated team of volunteers. Whether providing support to the finalists, directing public visitors, supporting event logistics, or sharing skills and passions, the team makes this national event come to life.

Become a CWSF Exhibitor

Exhibiting at the CWSF provides an unparalleled opportunity to interact with the next wave of STEM professionals. By exhibiting, you position your organization at the forefront of Canada’s STEM community, forging invaluable relationships with tomorrow’s STEM champions.

Become a CWSF Judge

The Canada-Wide Science Fair requires about 160 judges to evaluate approximately 420 projects each year. These judges are recruited from the local community and represent a wide range of disciplines. Engage with Canada’s top young scientists, share your expertise, and learn about their world-changing projects.

News & Stories

Applications are now open for the Ambassador Program at CWSF 2024!

We are thrilled to announce that Youth Science Canada is now accepting applications for the Ambassador Program at the Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) 2024 in Ottawa, Ontario.

Youth Science Canada Announces New Dates for the Canada-Wide Science Fair 2024

Youth Science Canada is excited to announce a change in dates for the upcoming Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) 2024. Canada’s largest youth STEM event will now be held from May 25th to June 1st, 2024 in Ottawa, Ontario.

Canada-Wide Science Fair presents Best Project Awards to projects on alternative cancer treatments and planetary defense

More than $1.6 million in scholarships and awards were presented at the 2023 Canada-Wide Science Fair awards ceremony at Edmonton Convention Centre

Youth Science Canada’s Response to Alberta’s State of Emergency

As you may be aware, the Government of Alberta has declared a State of Emergency due to the ongoing wildfires in the region.