The 2013 Amway Canadian Championship features a four-team format with teams taking part in a two-legged home-and-away semi-final before repeating the same process in the final. The winning club will lift the Voyageurs Cup and earn the right to represent Canada in 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League.
With clubs being seeded based on their 2012 league results in Major League Soccer and North American Soccer League, respectively, the 2013 Amway Canadian Championship will feature a pair of regional rivalries in the initial semi-final stage.
The two winners of both semi-finals will then contest the Championship final over two matches on 15 and 29 May. The highest-seeded team in the Championship final will determine whether it plays home or away first.
The 2013 Amway Canadian Championship will serve as the qualification competition for 2013-14 CONACAF Champions League, which in turn determines the confederation’s representative at the FIFA Club World Cup 2014.