Hackathon Directory: Canada

Worldwide Hackathon Directory Index

In general, it is best to assume that you cannot start projects in advance of a hackathon, as everyone is required to start their projects during hackathons to maintain a level playing field.

Hackathons In Canada

  1. Hackathons in Waterloo.
  2. Hackathons in Ontario.
  3. Hackathons in Toronto.
  4. Hackathons In Quebec.

Hackathons In Ontario

Hack Western

Hack Western is a hackathon held at Western University in London, Canada in March.

  • Travel Reimbursement: No details on the amount have been provided so far. Travel reimbursements are provided on a case-by-case basis.
  • Duration: 36 hours.
  • Hardware, software, and web development projects are welcome.
  • This hackathon appears to be open to Americans and Canadians only.

Hack Western’s Facebook page.

Hack Western’s Twitter profile.

Hackathons In Waterloo

Hack The North

Hack The North is held at the University of Waterloo in Ontario.

  • Travel Reimbursement: They said they will assist with transportation. Contact them for more information.
  • Free food: Yes.
  • International: Yes.
  • Projects must be started at Hack the North, not prior to the event.
  • Duration: 36 Hours. 
  • High school students are accepted. Please call first.
  • Coding experience is not required. Mentors are available.

Hack The North’s Facebook page.

Hackathons In Toronto


UofTHacks is a hackathon held at the University of Toronto.

  • Students of all ages may apply (students only, but you can still contact them for consideration).
  • Admissions price: Free.
  • International: Yes.
  • Food: Free.
  • Travel reimbursement: Yes, although it is limited to a certain amount, and can’t be provided to everyone.

UofTHacks’ Facebook page.

Hackathons In Quebec


McHacks is a winter hackathon held in Montreal during the month of February.

  • Travel Reimbursement: Yes, if a project is submitted.
  • Free food: Yes ($150).
  • Admissions price: Free.
  • Projects must be started during this hackathon, not before.
  • Hardware, software, and web projects are welcome, but all projects must be computer-related.