Common Hobbies and Pastimes in Canada

Hobbies are of course plentiful in Canada much like they are all over the world, and there is, to be honest, not much differences in regards to the many different pastimes that residents and citizens of Canada take part in whenever they get some spare time to do so.

This guide is therefore going to be taking a look at the most popular hobbies and pastimes that people in Canada do take part in or do, and you will probably find there are several hobbies and pastimes on this list which you currently do yourself when you get time to yourself that is!

The first most popular pastime in Canada is of course Reading and the second most popular pastime is one that we are more than confident you do yourself that being Watching TV, however many Canadians do love having Family Time and there are lots of things Canadian families do as a group.

Another popular pastime is going to Movies and there are plenty of cinemas all over Canada showing the very latest blockbuster movies. Another popular hobby in Canada is fishing which isn’t surprising when you consider all of the lakes dotted around the country.

Many people of all ages like going on their Computer and surfing the web, however an almost identical number of people do also enjoy Gardening, Renting Movies and also Walking or doing some form of Exercise!

Some other very common and popular pastimes and hobbies include listening to Music or Entertaining, plus a growing number of people now go hunting. A hew other pastimes that may sound familiar to you that many Canadians do take part in are Team Sports, Shopping and Travelling!


If you do want to take up a hobby in Canada then make sure you first have a look around the web to find out just how expensive it may be if you do have to buy any special equipment for your chosen hobby, and if so then it may be worth joining a group to have access to the groups equipment rather than buying your own.

Also be aware that there are plenty of hobbies and pastimes that cost nothing, so you are not going to have to spend a mall fortune when you start out doing some hobbies and pastimes, but you will always find them fun if you do select the ones best suited to you, and not just watching TV either!

Frequently Asked Questions

You should find plenty of fun and companionship can be found if you do decide to take up and of the many popular hobbies and pastimes in Canada, however for you to be able to do so you may have some additional questions related to doing just that, and in so then please do read on.

This section below has been put together specifically to enable you to get a deeper understanding of taking up a hobby in Canada and as such we will be answering a range of often asked questions related to that topic, so please read on and make use of our additional Canadian resources found on this website too.

If I Want To Watch TV in Canada is there plenty of Channels to Watch?

Much like most other countries in the world lots of Canadian people love nothing more than watching TV and they have a wide choice of different TV Channels that they can tune in to and watch 24 hours a day! You will find a wide selection of TV channels in Canada, whilst some of them broadcast in English some of them will also broadcast their output in French too, and you will also find a range of multi-lingual television channels, and with both free to air and paid to watch channels you will find more than enough of them to watch.

What Else Should I Know About Canada?

There are lots of additional guides and articles that we just know you are going to find very interesting dotted around our website, and one that may just be of interest to you is our Most Played Sports in Canada article which we invite you to read through.

We also have lots of videos that you are invited to watch as you look round our website that will give you plenty of additional information if you do intend to pay a visit to Canada or simply want to know more about what Canada has to offer you so do please take a good look around.

Ate There Lots of Sports Clubs in Canada?

Canadians are a very warm and welcoming and one thing that you are going to find if you are quite sporty is that there are going to be plenty of different sporting clubs you can sign up to and join. Do make a point of researching just which sports clubs are in your local area or any area you are thinking of moving to and living in as it is also a great way to meet new people when you are moving somewhere new.

Can Anyone of Any Age Join a Hobby or Sports Group in Canada?

It doesn’t matter if you are 7 or 70 you are always going to find a hobby that will suit you down to the ground and it also doesn’t matter how old you are or where you live in Canada you are always going to be made welcome at any hobby group or sports club or group!