Next G7 leaders' summit to be held in Kananaskis, Alta.

The federal government has chosen Kananaskis, Alta. as the location for the G7 leaders' summit next year.

This will be the first time Canada has hosted the summit since 2018. Kananaskis, just west of Calgary, was the location of the 2002 summit.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in Apulia, Italy this week to attend this year's summit. The leaders agreed to a new deal to use frozen Russian assets to help Ukraine defend itself following Russian gains on the battlefield. Canada has agreed to contribute $5 billion as part of the plan.

The last two G7 summits Canada hosted were marked by controversy.

Then-U.S. president Donald Trump left the 2018 meeting in Charlevoix, Que. early to attend a summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Trump also tweeted that he was instructing his officials to withdraw support for the leaders' communiqué just moments after it was released.

The government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper was also on the defence during the 2010 meeting in Muskoka, Ont. over a $1.9-million tourism pavilion at the summit's media centre, which included an artificial indoor pool to simulate Ontario's cottage country.