1988 in Canadian television

This is a list of Canadian television related events from 1988.

List of years in Canadian television


Date Event
February 20 9th Genie Awards.
1988 Gemini Awards.
The 1988 Winter Olympics which were hosted in Calgary aired on CTV for two weeks.
May 1 Peter Mansbridge takes over as anchor and chief correspondent for The National. He replaces Knowlton Nash who had held the job since 1978.
September 1 A number of new channels launch including Family Channel, MétéoMédia, TV5, VisionTV, VRAK.TV, The Weather Network, YTV.
September 5 CIHF-TV launches. It launched as an independent station and would remain that until 1997 when it would join Global and be branded Global Maritimes.


Show Station Premiere Date
Adrienne Clarkson Presents CBC Television January 3
Just for Laughs
Mount Royal CTV
My Secret Identity September 1
Learning The Ropes September 16
Electric Circus City September 18

Ending this yearEdit

Show Station Cancelled
Adderly Global March 9
Check it Out! CTV April 1
Mount Royal May 24
City Lights Citytv Unknown
Blizzard Island CBC Television

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Date Market Station Channel Affiliation Notes/References
June 28 Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec CFTF-TV TQS [1]
September 5 Saint John, New Brunswick CIHT-TV-2 12 Independent [2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ “CFTF-DT Station History”. Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  2. ^ “CHNB-DT Station History”. Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 12, 2019.