The Vanier Cup Champions

The Vanier Cup was created in 1965 when His Excellency, the late General Georges Vanier, then Governor General of Canada, graciously granted permission to the Canadian Save the Children Fund to name the trophy awarded to the winner of the annual Canadian College Bowl, the Vanier Cup

In 1964 and 1966 the Canadian College Bowl was an invitational event featuring two outstanding Canadian College football teams selected by a national panel. - Courtesy 1998 CIAU Almanac

Attendance figures from 1965-1972 are based on number of tickets sold. Figures from 1973-present are based on announced attendance. Thanks to Ian Speers for his help in compiling this list.

Year Vanier Cup
Winner
Opponent Location Attend Winning Coach Losing Coach
Nov. 27, 2004 Laval 7 Saskatchewan 1 Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton, ON 14,227 Glen Constantin Brian Towriss
Nov. 22, 2003 Laval 14 Saint Mary's 7 SkyDome 17,828 Glen Constantin Blake Nill
Nov. 23, 2002 Saint Mary's 33 Saskatchewan 21 SkyDome 17,179 Blake Nill Brian Towriss
Dec. 1, 2001 Saint Mary's 42 Manitoba 16 SkyDome 19,138 Blake Nill Brian Dobie
Dec. 2, 2000 Ottawa 42 Regina 39 SkyDome 18,209 Marcel Bellefeuille Frank McCrystal
Nov. 27, 1999 Laval 14 Saint Mary's 10 SkyDome 12,595 Jacques Chapdelaine Blake Nill
Nov. 28, 1998 Saskatchewan 24 Concordia 17 SkyDome 15,157 Brian Towriss Path Sheehan
Nov. 22, 1997 UBC 39 Ottawa 23 SkyDome 8,184 Casey Smith Larry Ring
Nov. 30, 1996 Saskatchewan 31 St. F.X. 12 SkyDome 14,577 Brian Towriss John Stevens
Nov. 25, 1995 Calgary 54 Western 24 SkyDome 29,178 Peter Connellan Larry Haylor
Nov. 19, 1994 Western 50 Saskatchewan 40 (OT) SkyDome 28,652 Larry Haylor Brian Towriss
Nov. 20, 1993 Toronto 37 Calgary 34 SkyDome 20,211 Bob Laycoe Peter Connellan
Nov. 21, 1992 Queen's 31 Saint Mary's 0 SkyDome 28,645 Doug Hargreaves Larry Uteck
Nov. 30, 1991 Laurier 25 Mount Allison 18 SkyDome 30,191 Rich Newbrough Marc Lorange
Nov. 24, 1990 Saskatchewan 24 Saint Mary's 21 SkyDome 26,846 Brian Towriss Larry Uteck
Nov. 18, 1989 Western 35 Saskatchewan 10 SkyDome 32,847 Larry Haylor Brian Towriss
Nov. 19, 1988 Calgary 52 Saint Mary's 23 Varsity Stadium 13,127 Peter Connellan Larry Haylor
Nov. 21, 1987 McGill 47 UBC 11 Varsity Stadium 14,326 Charlie Baillie Frank Smith
Nov. 22, 1986 UBC 25 Western 23 Varsity Stadium 17,847 Frank Smith Larry Haylor
Nov. 30, 1985 Calgary 25 Western 6 Varsity Stadium 16,321 Peter Connellan Larry Haylor
Nov. 24, 1984 Guelph 22 Mount Allison 13 Varsity Stadium 19,842 John Musselman Steve Bruno
Nov. 19, 1983 Calgary 31 Queen's 21 Varsity Stadium 18,324 Peter Connellan Doug Hargreaves
Nov. 20, 1982 UBC 39 Western 14 Varsity Stadium 14,759 Frank Smith Darwin Semotiuk
Nov. 28, 1981 Acadia 18 Alberta 12 Varsity Stadium 11,875 John Huard Jim Donlevy
Nov. 29, 1980 Alberta 40 Ottawa 21 Varsity Stadium 11,000 Jim Donlevy Cam Innes
Nov. 17, 1979 Acadia 34 Western 12 Varsity Stadium 19,397 John Huard Darwin Semotiuk
Nov. 18, 1978 Queen's 16 UBC 3 Varsity Stadium 19,124 Doug Hargreaves Frank Smith
Nov. 19, 1977 Western 48 Acadia 15 Varsity Stadium 19,514 Darwin Semotiuk Bob Vespaziani
Nov. 19, 1976 Western 29 Acadia 13 Varsity Stadium 20,300 Darwin Semotiuk Bob Vespaziani
Nov. 21, 1975 Ottawa 14 Clagary 9 CNE Stadium 17,800 Don Gilbert Mike Lashuk
Nov. 22, 1974 Western 19 Toronto 15 CNE Stadium 24,777 Frank Cosentino Ron Murphy
Nov. 24, 1973 Saint Mary's 14 McGill 6 CNE Stadium 17,000 Al Keith Charlie Baillie
Nov. 25, 1972 Alberta 20 Waterloo Lutheran 7 Varsity Stadium 10,192 Jim Donlevy Dave "Tuffy" Knight
Nov. 20, 1971 Western 15 Alberta 14 Varsity Stadium 13,041 Frank Cosentino Jim Donlevy
Nov. 21, 1970 Manitoba 38 Ottawa 11 Varsity Stadium 10,550 Henry Janzen Bob O'Billovich
Nov. 21, 1969 Manitoba 24 McGill 15 Varsity Stadium 9,347 Henry Janzen Tom Mooney
Nov. 22, 1968 Queen's 42 Waterloo Lutheran 14 Varsity Stadium 16,051 Frank Tindall Dave "Tuffy" Knight
Nov. 25, 1967 Alberta 10 McMaster 9 Varsity Stadium 16,167 Clare Drake Jack Kennedy
Invitational
Nov. 19, 1966 St. F.X. 40 Waterloo Lutheran 14 Varsity Stadium 13,678 Dan Loney Dave "Tuffy" Knight
Nov. 20, 1965 Toronto 14 Alberta 7 Varsity Stadium 3,488 Dalt White Gino Fracas