Viceregal eponyms in Canada

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In Canada, a number of sites and structures are named for Governors General of the country, the Canadian monarch's representative in the country.


Governors and Governors General of New France (1627–1760)[edit]

Samuel de Champlain (1627–1635)[edit]

CEGEP Champlain (College)

Charles de Montmagny (1635–1648)[edit]

Louis d'Ailleboust de Coulonge (1648–1651)[edit]

The Comte de Frontenac et de Palluau (1672–1682, 1689–1698)[edit]

The Marquis de Vaudreuil (1703–1725) or The Marquis de Vaudreuil-Cavagnal (1755–1760)[edit]

The Marquis de Beauharnois (1725–1747)[edit]

The Marquis de la Jonquière (1749–1752)[edit]

Governors and Governors General of Canada (1760–1867)[edit]

Sir Jeffery Amherst (1760–1763)[edit]

Sir Guy Carleton, later The Lord Dorchester (1768–1778, 1786–1796)[edit]

Sir Frederick Haldimand (1778–1786)[edit]

Robert Prescott (1796–1799)[edit]

Sir George Prévost (1812–1815)[edit]

  • HMS Wolfe was called HMS Sir George Prevost before its launch in 1813

Sir Gordon Drummond (1813–1814)[edit]

Sir John Coape Sherbrooke (1816–1818)[edit]

The Duke of Richmond (1818–1819)[edit]

The Earl of Dalhousie (1820–1828)[edit]

Sir James Kempt (1828–1830)[edit]

The Lord Aylmer (1830–1835)[edit]

Sir John Colborne (1837–1838)[edit]

The Earl of Durham (1838–1839)[edit]

The Lord Sydenham (1839–1841)[edit]

Sir Charles Metcalfe (1843–1845)[edit]

The Earl of Elgin and Kincardine (1847–1854)[edit]

Sir Edmund Walker Head (1854–1861)[edit]

Governors General of Canada (since 1867)[edit]

The Viscount Monck (1867–1869)[edit]

The Lord Lisgar (1869–1872)[edit]

The Earl of Dufferin (1872–1878)[edit]

Marquess of Lorne (1878–1883)[edit]

The Marquess of Lansdowne (1883–1888)[edit]

The Lord Stanley of Preston (1888–1893)[edit]

The Earl of Aberdeen (1893–1898)[edit]

The Earl of Minto (1898–1904)[edit]

The Earl of Grey (1904–1911)[edit]

HRH The Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (1911–1916)[edit]

see Royal eponyms in Canada

  • Connaught Ranges, Ottawa
  • The Royal Connaught Hotel, Hamilton (of former renown)
  • The Royal Canadian Hussars (6th Duke of Connaught's merged with 17th Duke of York's)

The Duke of Devonshire (1916–1921)[edit]

  • Devonshire Cup, a trophy presented to the champion of the Canadian Senior Golf Association

The Lord Byng of Vimy (1921–1926)[edit]

The Viscount Willingdon (1926–1931)[edit]

The Earl of Bessborough (1931–1935)[edit]

The Lord Tweedsmuir (1935–1940)[edit]

The Earl of Athlone (1940–1946)[edit]

The Viscount Alexander of Tunis (1946–1952)[edit]

Vincent Massey (1952–1959)[edit]

Georges Vanier (1959–1967)[edit]

Roland Michener (1967–1974)[edit]

Jules Léger (1974–1979)[edit]

  • the Jules and Gabrielle Léger Fellowship, after Léger and his wife Gabrielle[49]

Edward Schreyer (1979–1984)[edit]

  • Edward Schreyer Fellowship, University of Toronto[50]

Jeanne Sauvé (1984–1990)[edit]

Ray Hnatyshyn (1990–1995)[edit]

Roméo LeBlanc (1995–1999)[edit]

  • LeBlanc Park, Memramcook, New Brunswick

Adrienne Clarkson (1999–2005)[edit]

Michaëlle Jean (2005–2010)[edit]

David Johnston (2010–present)[edit]

  • David Johnston International Experience Awards[58]
  • David Johnston Research and Technology Park, Waterloo, Ontario[59]

Lieutenant governors[edit]

British Columbia[edit]

The names of the major islands in the Estevan Group, on the outer North Coast, commemorate early Lieutenant-Governors Joseph Trutch, Francis Stillman Barnard, Edward Gawler Prior, Edgar Dewdney, and Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière; Trutch, Dewdney, and Prior are also commemorated on street names in Greater Vancouver and, in Dewdney's case, the community of Dewdney and, indirectly, the Dewdney Trunk Road in the Fraser Valley.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ History of Acadia National Park
  2. ^ School History
  3. ^ Extant Commissioned Ships – HMCS Carleton. The Canadian Forces website. Retrieved 2011-02-28.
  4. ^ "Montreal to rename Dorchester Blvd. after Lévesque" Archived 2011-06-28 at the Wayback Machine. archives. Archived 2007-01-05. Retrieved 2011-02-28.
  5. ^ "Haldimand History". Rootsweb Ancestry. Retrieved 2011-02-28.
  6. ^ Prescott County Genweb. Rootsweb Ancestry. Retrieved 2011-02-28.
  7. ^ "Drummondville". Official website of the Province of Quebec. Retrieved 2011-02-28.
  8. ^ Larsen, Wayne (2007-01-29). "A celebration of Sherbrooke Street". Westmount Examiner. Retrieved 2011-02-28.
  9. ^ "Richmond Hill, Ontario (Canada)". 2008-06-07. Retrieved 2011-02-28.
  10. ^ History & Tradition at the Dalhousie University website. Retrieved 2011-02-28.
  11. ^ Community Profile: Dalhousie, New Brunswick. ePodunk. 2007. Retrieved 2011-02-28.
  12. ^ Rideau Canal Waterway
  13. ^ History of Aylmer. Aylmer & District Museum. 2002, revised 2006. Retrieved 2011-02-28.
  14. ^ Port Colborne official website
  15. ^ Community Profile: Sydenham, Ontario. ePodunk. 2007. Retrieved 2011-02-28.
  16. ^ Port Elgin: History. Retrieved 2011-02-28.
  17. ^ Townships and parishes in Madawaska County – Edmundston also known as Petit-Sault, or Little Falls. The Upper St. John River Valley website. 2007-01-10. Retrieved 2011-02-28.
  18. ^ Ontario Plaque for Monck Road
  19. ^ Finnigan, Joan. Lisgar Collegiate Institute, 1843–1993. Lisgar Alumni Association, 1993.
  20. ^ "Lisgar" at
  21. ^ About Dufferin
  22. ^ Countess of Dufferin at the Winnipeg Railway Museum website
  23. ^ LPSS Matters
  24. ^ Lansdowne Park Heritage Brief, p. 12.
  25. ^ Ottawa Journal article of dinner at Backcheck website. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 2010-12-15.
  26. ^ Bruce Fergusson (1967). Place names of Nova Scotia.
  27. ^ History of Lansdowne Park
  28. ^ Minto Cup at the Canadian Lacrosse Association website
  29. ^ The Earl of Minto at
  30. ^ Discover Minnedosa!
  31. ^ About Lady Minto at the Lady Minto Hospital website
  32. ^ "Grey Cup History Timeline 1900". Archived from the original on 2012-09-22. Retrieved 2015-01-18.
  33. ^ Earl Grey website (History section)
  34. ^ "Lady Byng Memorial Trophy". Archived from the original on 2007-08-06. Retrieved 2007-08-20.
  35. ^ "2003 Top Ten Endangered Sites" at
  36. ^ History of Tweedsmuir South Provincial Park
  37. ^ From the neighbourhood description in the City of Edmonton map utility.
  38. ^ History of Massey College
  39. ^ Lucht, Bernie. "Ideas: The CBC Massey Lectures". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2010-12-15.
  40. ^ Vanier Cup History
  41. ^ Dana Lynch (2008-10-22). "Vanier Park Overview". Retrieved 2010-12-15.
  42. ^ Origin of the name
  43. ^ School histories: Georges Vanier Catholic School Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine.
  44. ^ Canadian Bureau for International Education (February 27, 2008). "International education gets a boost in federal budget Archived 2009-03-27 at the Wayback Machine". Press release. Retrieved 2010-12-15.
  45. ^ "The Michener Award". The Michener Awards Foundation. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  46. ^ "The Right Honourable D. Roland Michener" Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine at the Michener Institute website
  47. ^ Mount Michener at
  48. ^ Roland Michener Secondary School
  49. ^ Funding Opportunities at the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council website
  50. ^ The Right Honourable Edward Richard Schreyer at Governor General Archives
  51. ^ School website
  52. ^ "What is the Sauvé Scholars Program?"
  53. ^ The Right Honourable Ramon John Hnatyshyn at Governor General Archives
  54. ^ "Clarkson Cup in limbo over ownership rights". Toronto Star.
  55. ^ Adrienne Clarkson Elementary School
  56. ^ Michaëlle Jean P. S.
  57. ^ Officer of the Governor General of Canada. "Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands at Rideau Hall." Queen's Printer for Canada. Retrieved 12 December 2010.
  58. ^ President's website for the University of Waterloo
  59. ^ Crowley, Kevin. "UW president 'first among equals'." Waterloo Region Record. 2004-21-10. Retrieved 2010-12-15.