The CBC Sports team helped usher in the games with coast-to-coast coverage of event previews and features on some of Canada's most promising Pan Am and Para Pan Am athletes.
With Canada expected to field a record number of competitors, we made sure to get you set with some must-watch athletes ahead of the July 10 start.
Host Scott Russell visited one of the many venues located in the Toronto area to check out a test event at the Centennial Park Pan Am BMX Centre.
While in Etobicoke, he naturally greeted some exciting athletes to watch.
Our team didn't stop there, with public activities and #OurAthletes special guests taking part across the country.
And we weren't the only ones showing our Pan Am spirit.