1848 in Canada
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|Years in Canada:||1845 1846 1847 1848 1849 1850 1851|
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Events from the year 1848 in Canada.
- Monarch — Queen Victoria
- Governor General of the Province of Canada — Edmund Walker Head
- Governor of New Brunswick: William MacBean George Colebrooke
- Governor of Nova Scotia: Lucius Cary, 10th Viscount Falkland
- Civil Governor of Newfoundland: John Harvey
- Governor of Prince Edward Island: Henry Vere Huntley
- Joint Premiers of the Province of Canada —
- Premier of Nova Scotia — James Boyle Uniacke
- January 2 – Maple sugar is made in St. Anselme.
- January 15 – Wellington and Commissioners streets in Montreal are flooded.
- January 27 – Ploughing about Bathurst and Beckwith.
- March 4 – The so-called Great Ministry of Robert Baldwin and Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine begins.
- May 15 – MP's vote themselves 50 pounds each for 25 days.
- July 5 – Run on the Savings Bank, Montreal, followed by re-deposit.
- September 20 – Opening of the Jesuits' College, Montreal.
full date unknown
- First telegraph lines in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
- Newfoundland general election, 1848
- Responsible government established in Nova Scotia and The Canadas.
- January 19 – John Fitzwilliam Stairs, entrepreneur and statesman (died 1904)
- February 4 – James Brien, politician and physician (died 1907)
- February 24 – Grant Allen, science writer, author and novelist (died 1899)
- March 7 – Isidore-Noël Belleau, politician and lawyer (died 1936)
- March 24 – Honoré Beaugrand, journalist, politician, author and folklorist (died 1906)
- April 14 – James Walker, jurist
- April 23 – George Clift King, politician and 2 Mayor of Calgary (died 1935)
- May 20 – Joseph-Aldric Ouimet, politician (died 1916)
- July 18 – Hugh Graham, 1st Baron Atholstan, newspaper publisher (died 1938)
- October 23 – Joseph Tassé, politician (died 1895)
- November 24 – William Stevens Fielding, journalist, politician and Premier of Nova Scotia (died 1929)
- December 21 – George Boyce, politician (died 1930)