Following the 2016 United States Presidential election that was won by Donald Trump, many Americans stated they were going to move to Canada to escape the prospect of political turmoil. It was a lot of celebrities making the claim and, naturally, they didn't follow through. Donald Trump is not a reason to move to Canada. The reason to move to Canada is its abundance of beautiful women, especially in the sporting realm. Make no mistake, there are an abundance of beautiful female athletes in the United States - and all over the world for that matter - but there's obviously something in the water in Canada because the country boasts a bevy of beautiful female athletes. Tune into the Summer or Winter Olympics and you'll notice almost all Canadian female athletes are Perfect 10s (shoutout to fellow Canadian and WWE wrestler Tye Dillinger).
From St. John's, Newfoundland to Vancouver, British Columbia, the country of 36.29 million (less people than in California alone) is packed with hotties. And while it might be tough to notice in the winter when everyone is bundled up in layers to keep warm, it's clearly evident in the summer when they showcase their assets in all forms. You might expect Canada's hottest female athletes to all be hockey players, but this list proves there's plenty of beautiful women excelling in other sports - enough to make you forget about America altogether, enjoy!
15 Kaetlyn Osmond
We mentioned Canada has an abundance of female talent from St. John's to Vancouver, and while Kaetlyn Osmond wasn't born in the capital of Newfoundland, she does hail from Marystown, a small rural community west of the capital. However, she moved to Montreal with her family when she was seven years old and now trains out of Sherwood Park, Alberta. The local arena in Marystown, however, is named after all. She also has a street named after her - and she's only 21 years old.
That's because she's an extremely talented figure skater who participated in the 2014 Sochi Olympics and earned a silver medal in the inaugural team competition. She's constantly improving and recently won a silver medal at the 2017 World Championships in Helsinki, Finland. The brunette babe is hoping to return to the podium as a singles competitor at the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics.
14 Adriana Leon
Canada is mostly known for hockey, and while it's women's hockey team has dominated the Olympics since the 2002 Salt Lake City Games, the Canadian women's soccer team might be more well-known on the international stage given the reach of the sport. The team has been competitive with the United States in recent Olympics and has won back-to-back bronze medals. It's also noteworthy not only for its on-field success, but its abundance of beautiful women.
Adriana Leon is just one of several of those women. Like most, she grew up playing hockey, but was a much more successful soccer player. She earned a scholarship to the University of Notre Dame and has been on the Canadian national team ever since 2012. She also plays for the Boston Breakers of the National Women's Soccer League.
13 Justine Dufour-Lapointe
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We could have included any of the three Dufour-Lapointe sisters on this list, but we'll limit it to one to highlight the other deserving Canadian hotties. And if we had to pick one, it would be Justine Dufor-Lapointe, not only because she's the best-looking sister, but also because she's the most talented. The 23 year old freestyle skier is the reigning Olympic champion in moguls and intends to repeat as champion in the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics.
The Montreal native competed in the 2014 Olympics with her two sisters - Chloe and Maxime - who participated in the same event. Justine won the gold, while Chloe won silver, and Maxime finished inside the top ten. The French babe gained quite a following from the international exposure as she now has over 43,000 followers on Instagram.
12 Lauren Sesselmann
Did we mention that the Canadian women's national soccer team is full of unbelievably hot women? Lauren Sesselmann is another example of that fact. The 34 year old defender was actually born in Marshfield, Wisconsin and attended Purdue University, but played for the Canadian national team from 2011 to 2015 and won a bronze medal with the team at the 2012 Olympics. She also represented the team at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.
Sesselmann was able to play for Canada by acquiring citizenship in 2010 due to her father being from Newfoundland and Labrador. She's a fitness freak, which you could probably tell by looking at her, and previously launched her own fitness DVD, Fit As A Pro with Lauren Sesselmann. The 34 year old is a must-follow on Instagram.
11 Kirsten Moore-Towers
You can be sure to find beautiful women in figure skating and Kirsten Moore-Towers is no exception. The 25 year old native of St. Catherines, Ontario is a 2014 Olympics team silver medalist and 2011 Canadian National Champion who is currently paired with Michael Marinaro in hopes of competing in the upcoming Winter Olympics. The pair has had its most successful year to date in 2017 with a third place finish at the Cup of China and a first place finish at the U.S. Classic.
Moore-Towers might not be as well known as some of the other women on this list, but the petite blonde is equal parts sexy and cute as a button. She isn't one for showing off too much, but there are a few photos on her Instagram in which she highlights her tight body and six-pack abs.
10 Rosalind Groenewoud
A 2011 FIS Halfpipe World Champion and seven-time X-Games champion, Rosalind Groenewoud is a 27 year old native of Calgary, Alberta who now resides in Squamish, British Columbia. Despite injuring both of her knees and requiring surgery prior to the 2014 Olympics, she did compete in the freestyle skiing competition, although she didn't medal. Two weeks prior, she won the silver medal in the X-Games superpipe competition.
It's unclear if she is in contention to make the Canadian team for the upcoming Olympics, but, judging from her Instagram account, she is still training. She competed in last year's World Championships and was the top-ranked Canadian women, finishing in seventh place. We can only hope to see the blue-eyed babe at the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang.
9 Kaylyn Kyle
Kaylyn Kyle first rose to prominence after being subbed in during one of the Canadian women's soccer team's opening games at the 2012 Olympic Games. The team had its share of beautiful women, but none stood out quite like the blonde-haired Kaylyn Kyle, who had a picture-perfect face to match her top-notch body.
The native of Saskatchewan didn't make the national team for the 2016 Olympics, but played a total of 101 games with the team from 2008 to 2017. She also played extensive with the National Women's Soccer League, although she retired following the 2016 season. Despite not having much of an impact in the Olympics, she has gained a massive following on social media with nearly 100,000 followers on Instagram, largely because of the fact she's an absolute smokeshow who doesn't mind showcasing her assets.
8 Tessa Virtue
Chances are if you're reading this you might not be the biggest ice dancing fan, but if you were, you would have heard of Tessa Virtue and her partner Scott Moir. The three-time World Champions and three-time Olympic medalists have been skating together since they were eight years old and are regarded as one of the best pairs of all-time. They were the first ice dancers from North America to win an Olympic gold medal when they did so at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver and hold the world record for original dance.
The pair is currently working toward competing in their third Olympic Games and will enter the competition among the favorites to win gold. They have become the most endearing Canadian Olympians given their friendship and shared success. It probably doesn't hurt that Virtue is an absolute beauty.
7 Jenna Blasman
As if it needs to be proven that women who snowboard are generally ridiculously hot, Jenna Blasman is further proof of the fact. The 24 year old native of Kitchener, Ontario represented Canada in slopestyle at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and finished in 19th place, but has been improving on the international stage in recent years. She is a former provincial medalist in speed skating, but began focusing on snowboarding when she was 12 years old.
She isn't as well known as some of the other athletes on this list and, unfortunately, she may not get a chance to improve her name recognition at the upcoming Olympic Games as she is recovering from surgery. However, if we're talking about recognition as one of the most beautiful Canadian athletes, Blasman is right up there.
6 Taylor Pischke
Snowboarders and women who participate in winter sports are typically quite beautiful, but it's hard to really notice as they're considerably covered up. That's not the case with Taylor Pischke, a 24 year old Winnipeg, Manitoba native who has represented Canada at various levels in beach volleyball. She's currently teamed with Olympian Kristina May as she prepares for a potential berth in the 2020 Olympic Games.
An alumnus of the University of Manitoba, Pischke was born into a volleyball family as her father is a two-time Olympic indoor volleyball player and a coach of the University of Manitoba men's team. The 6-foot blonde-haired babe is a rising star in the country and fans are taking notice as she has a strong following of over 40,000 on Instagram.
5 Brittany Waters
We've covered soccer and winter sports pretty heavily, but believe it or not, one of the hottest Canadian female athletes is a rugby player. Brittany Waters is a 34 year old native of Vancouver who is equal parts strong and sexy. She's a member of the Canadian national team at the wing position and previously enjoyed a 15-year career with the senior club Velox Valhallians of Victoria, British Columbia.
Rugby isn't a sport with much national appeal in Canada, especially on the women's side, but Waters has developed a reputation as one of the best in the sport. She's at the tail end of her playing career, but also serves as head coach of the University of Victoria women's team and is a member of the Aptoella Angels touring club.
4 Jonelle Filigno
Soccer again. What a surprise. The latest inclusion on this list is 27 year old Mississauga, Ontario native Jonelle Filigno, who played for the Canadian national team from 2008 to 2015. She enjoyed tremendous success with the U-20 team and even played for Canada at the 2008 Olympics when she was still only 18 years old. She was a major part of the team in 2012, scoring a winning goal against Great Britain in the knockout stage and helping to lead Canada to a bronze medal.
The Rutgers University alumnus most recently played for Sky Blue FC of the National Women's Soccer League, but announced her retirement this past year as she got married and took time to enjoy the simpler things in life. We'll miss her from the pitch, but thankfully she's still active on Instagram.
3 Brianne Theisen-Eaton
One of the more heartwarming stories at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio was Brianne Theisen-Eaton and her husband Ashton Eaton. Brianne won a bronze medal in the heptathlon, while her husband, an American, won gold in the decathlon for the second consecutive Olympic Games. It was refreshing to see the couple cheering each other on during their events, choosing husband or wife over their teammates.
The couple met while attending the University of Oregon and have both had tremendous success on the international stage. Brianne is a 28 year old from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and, despite being in the prime of her athletic career, recently announced she was retiring from track and field to pursue other interests. Her husband also announced his retirement at the same time.
2 Caroline Calve
Caroline Calve is a 39 year old snowboarder who has been competing on the international stage since she was 21 years old. Whereas most professionals in the sport hit their peak into their mid-20s, Calve carved out a lengthy career and enjoyed the bulk of her success in her 30s. She competed in the women's parallel giant slalom at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, but didn't medal. However, she broke through the following year by winning gold at a Snowboard Alpine World Cup event.
The native of Quebec continued to excel in subsequent years and once again represented Canada at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi as a 35 year old. She finished sixth in the parallel giant slalom event and 26th in parallel slalom. She has recently done some on-site reporting with CBC in its coverage of pre-Olympic competition.
1 Genie Bouchard
Chances are you probably clicked this link expecting to see Genie Bouchard somewhere and who are we to disappoint? Arguably the most well-known Canadian athlete, let alone female athlete, Bouchard is a 23 year old tennis player who rose to stardom in 2014 after reaching the semifinals of the Australian Open and French Open as well as the finals of Wimbledon. It appeared as though she was poised to dominate the women's tennis scene for years to come, but she has struggled immensely since then.
Her critics suggest she's too caught up in social media and the fame that comes with her profession and, while we can't say whether or not that's the case, it's clear she does have an affinity for showcasing her stunning body to her 1.5 million followers on Instagram - but what beautiful young athlete doesn't these days?