In October of 1889, L.A. Hamilton of Winnipeg donated a trophy which would represent the best team in the northwest (Manitoba & Northwest Territories). Commencing with the 1890-91 season, the Northwest Championship became a tournament played over a weekend (Usually in October but occasionally played in May). The Hamilton Cup was awarded annually to the champion of the tournament. The final championship game was won by St.John's Rugby Football Club of Winnipeg in May of 1898.
1889 Season 
Final regular season standings 
Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, Pts = Points
*Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs
League Champions 
QRFU Final 
|Montreal Football Club 21
||Brittania Football Club 3
|Montreal Football Club wins the 1890 QRFU Championship
ORFU Final 
No dominion championship game was played.