The Western Canadian Baseball League (the â€œWCBLâ€) is Canadaâ€™s pre-eminent summer collegiate baseball league. The predecessors to the WCBL date back to the early 1900s. Over the years the circuit has gone by such names as the Canadian-American Baseball League, the Western Canada League, the Northern Saskatchewan Baseball League, the Western Major Baseball League (WMBL), and since 2019, the WCBL.
The WCBL boasts a long-standing tradition of creating a showcase for top Canadian professional and college prospects, while at the same time offering American college players the opportunity to hone their skills in front of enthusiastic baseball fans in towns and cities throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan.
The WCBL is a wood-bat league in the tradition of such outstanding American collegiate circuits as the Cape Cod Baseball League, the New England Collegiate Baseball League, the Coastal Plain League, the Northwoods League and the Pacific International League.
There have been two constants over the decades that the WCBL and its predecessor leagues have highlighted: first, the quality of the baseball, which professional scouts have consistently compared to the Single-A professional level, and second, the quality of the summer experience for players.