1900 in Canada

Events from the year 1900 in Canada.

Years in Canada: 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1903
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s
Years: 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1903



Federal governmentEdit

Provincial governmentsEdit

Lieutenant governorsEdit


Territorial governmentsEdit


Lieutenant governorsEdit



January to JuneEdit

Hull fire on April 26, 1900.
  • April 26 – Two-thirds of Hull, Quebec, is destroyed in a fire.
  • June 15 – James Dunsmuir becomes premier of British Columbia, replacing Joseph Martin.

July to DecemberEdit

Full date unknownEdit


January to JuneEdit

John Babcock in 1920

July to DecemberEdit

Full date unknownEdit


Historical documentsEdit

Political cartoonist shows Canadian farmer's preference for Liberal over Conservative record [2]

After spreading fire destroys Ottawa power plant, House forced to adjourn as governments seek help from military and nearby cities[3]

Fire that destroyed much of Hull (Gatineau), Quebec, and part of Ottawa described[4]

Hartley Bay girl describes her time in Kitimat, B.C. boarding school[5]

Newspaper publishers' problems with costs and paper supply[6]

Cape Town thanks Imperial volunteer forces for their South African War service[7]

Saint John, New Brunswick program includes two women's military drill teams [8]

Whitefish, spuds and Klondikers: the news from Lesser Slave Lake, N.W.T.[9]


  1. ^ "Queen Victoria | The Canadian Encyclopedia". www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca. Retrieved 5 December 2022.
  2. ^ J.W. Bengough, "Swap?," John Wilson Bengough collection, Library and Archives Canada. Accessed 29 December 2019 http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item?id=e010958287_s1-v8 http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item?id=e010958287-v8
  3. ^ "The Fire in Hull and Ottawa" (April 26, 1900), Official Report of the Debates of the House of Commons, Vol. LII, 4331-2. Accessed 4 July 2021
  4. ^ Report of the Ottawa and Hull Fire Relief Fund (1900), pgs. 3-8. Accessed 29 December 2019
  5. ^ Alice Bates (Nohsdahmtk), "A Home Girl's Letter" Na-Na-Kwa, or Dawn on the Northwest Coast, No. 10 (April 1900; unpaginated). Accessed 13 April 2020
  6. ^ "The Newspaper Situation in Canada," The Canadian Printer and Publisher, Vol. IX, No. 5 (May 1900), pgs. 1-3. Accessed 22 December 2019 https://fishercollections.library.utoronto.ca/islandora/object/cpp%3ACPP190005 (turn to page 1)
  7. ^ "Thank You card, from the Citizens of Cape Town, Showing Table Bay, South Africa." Accessed 22 December 2019
  8. ^ "Military Entertainment in Aid of the Funds of the New Brunswick Portions of the Canadian Contingents Now Taking Part in the War in South Africa." Accessed 22 December 2019
  9. ^ "Report from Lesser Slave Lake," Edmonton Bulletin (January 1, 1900). Accessed 22 December 2019 http://explorenorth.com/library/weekly/aa010100a.htm (scroll down to "Edmonton Bulletin.")