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1879 in Canada

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1879 in Canada

Years in Canada: 1876 1877 1878 1879 1880 1881 1882
Centuries: 18th century · 19th century · 20th century
Decades: 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s
Years: 1876 1877 1878 1879 1880 1881 1882

Events from the year 1879 in Canada.


  • Incumbents 1
    • Crown 1.1
    • Federal government 1.2
    • Provincial governments 1.3
      • Lieutenant governors 1.3.1
      • Premiers 1.3.2
    • Territorial governments 1.4
      • Lieutenant governors 1.4.1
  • Events 2
  • Births 3
    • January to June 3.1
    • July to December 3.2
  • Deaths 4



Federal government

Provincial governments

Lieutenant governors


Territorial governments

Lieutenant governors


The Opening of Canadian Parliament in 1879.

It wasn't an isolated case. During the late 1800s and into the 20th Century, fear of Wendigo (or Windigo) haunted northern Alberta communities, resulting in several grisly deaths. All other deaths he can document were cases of "Wendigo executions," where others have killed the person believed to be possessed. They were acts of self-preservation, attempts to protect their community.


January to June

Richard Gavin Reid

July to December


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