Canadian Football Leagues

Canadian Rugby Union (1907-1958)

The Interprovincial Rugby Football Union (IRFU), the Big Four (Hamilton Tigers, Toronto Argonauts, Ottawa Rough Riders and Montreal Football Club), The Grey Cup was donated in 1909 by the Earl of Grey, for which only Canadian Rugby Union members may play for. The CFL’s version of the Super Bowl, and since the 1950s has been in the sole possession of the CFL, when the sport broke away from the Canadian Rugby Union and formed its own League, with the Cup dating back to the late-nineteenth century.

Canadian Football is 12-a-side as opposed to 11-a-side in standard American Football, with a 110-yard field, with two 20-yard endzones (whereas in American Football it is 100-yards long with two 15-yard endzones). in Canadian Football teams also have only three downs (attempts) in which to gain 10 yards before the ball is turned over as opposed to 4 in American Football. There is also the “Rouge” – 1 Point scored when the ball is kicked out the back of the endzone.

Canadian Football League 1950-1959

Canadian Football League Internationals:

National Football League v Canadian Football League 1950-1969

Canadian Football League Major Era (1958-Present):

Canadian Football League 1993-1995

Canadian Football League 2001-2009

Canadian Football League (Seasons):

2019 2020

Canadian Football League Timelines:

Canadian Football League Timeline 1869-present

Canadian Football League Expansion 1869-present

Canadian Minor Football Leagues:

British Columbia Football Leagues

Canadian Rugby Union (Canadian Football) | Big Four Football 1947-1956

Canadian Junior Football League | British Columbia Conference 2014-2019

Alberta Football League (Seasons):


Prairie States Football Leagues (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba):

Canadian Junior Football League | Prairie Conference 2014-2019

Ontario Football Leagues:

Canadian Junior Football League | Ontario Conference 2014-2019

Northern Ontario & Quebec Football Leagues:

Northern Football Conference 2015-2019

Quebec Football Leagues:

Quebec Major Junior Football League 2011-2019

Maritime Football Leagues:

Maritime Football League (Canada) 2015-2019

Canadian Provincial Leagues International:

Irish American Football Teams v Canadian Semi-Pro Teams 1994-1995

Canadian U21 Teams International:

Irish American Football Teams v Canadian U21 Teams 2002-2013

Canadian U20 & High School Gridiron Football Teams in Ireland 2012-2013