GOVERNORS-GENERAL (1867 - 1911)
Charles Stanley, Viscount Monck (1867-1869)
Governor of British North America since 1861. His diplomatic skills were a great
asset to the new nation.
Young, Baron Lisgar (1869-1872)
Considered by Prime Minister John A. Macdonald as the most able Governor General he
Blackwood, Earl of Dufferin (1872-1878)
A promotor of Canadian unity, he helped save the walls of old Quebec City
from tumbling down.
Campbell, Duke of Argyll & Marquess of Lorne (1878-1883)
Canada's youngest Governor General was a son-in-law of Queen Victoria.
of Lansdowne (1883-1888)
A wilderness enthusiast who traveled throughout Canada from coast-to-coast.
(Frederick) Stanley of Preston (1888-1893)
A close friend of Prime Minister John A. Macdonald, Lord Stanley left behind
Canada's most treasured sports trophy, the Holy Grail of Hockey, the Stanley Cup.
Hamilton-Gordon, Earl of Aberdeen (1893-1898)
After an earlier visit to Canada, the Earl already owned a ranch in British
Columbia by the time he became Governor General.
G. Murray-Kynynmound, Earl of Minto (1898-1904)
A former soldier who have served as an aid to an earlier Governor General, the
Earl's Minto Cup is the top trophy for Canadian lacrosse.
Henry George Grey, Earl Grey (1904-1911)
A very active Governor General, Earl Grey's legacy lives on every fall when the
champion of the Canadian Football League receives the Grey Cup.