1851 in Canada
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|Years in Canada:||1848 1849 1850 1851 1852 1853 1854|
|Centuries:||18th century · 19th century · 20th century|
|Decades:||1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s|
|Years:||1848 1849 1850 1851 1852 1853 1854|
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|History of Canada|
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Events from the year 1851 in Canada.
- Monarch — Queen Victoria
- Governor General of the Province of Canada — James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin
- Colonial Governor of Newfoundland — Charles Henry Darling
- Governor of New Brunswick — Edmund Walker Head
- Governor of Nova Scotia — John Harvey
- Governor of Prince Edward Island — Dominick Daly
- Joint Premiers of the Province of Canada —
- Premier of Nova Scotia — James Boyle Uniacke
- Premier of Prince Edward Island — John Holl
- April 7 – The first Canadian postage stamps are printed
- April 25 – Prince Edward Island wins responsible government
- June – Harbor Commissioners deepen Lake St. Peter.
- July – The bloomer costume appears in Montreal.
- August 30 – The Vancouver Island legislature meets for the first time
- October 11 – The St. L. & A. Railway is opened to Richmond.
- William Kennedy was commander of the second sponsored expedition to find Sir John Franklin
Full date unknown
- Gabriel Franchere's Narrative of a Voyage to the Northwest Coast of America published in Montreal.
- The United Kingdom transfers control of the colonial postal system to Canada.
- April 7 – John Wilson Bengough, political cartoonist (died 1923)
- April 8 – Frederick Peters, lawyer, politician and Premier of Prince Edward Island (died 1919)
- May 22 – Gilbert Ganong, businessman, politician and Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick (died 1917)
- July 8 – James Dunsmuir, industrialist, politician and Premier of British Columbia (died 1920)
- August 26 – Herbert James Palmer, politician and Premier of Prince Edward Island (died 1939)
- September 5 – George Frederick Baird, politician and lawyer (died 1899)
- November – Levi Addison Ault, businessman and naturalist (died 1930)
- November 25 – Francis Shepherd, surgeon
- November 28 – Albert Grey, 4th Earl Grey, 9th Governor General of Canada (died 1917)
- December 10 – James Albert Manning Aikins, politician and Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba (died 1929)
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