|1897 in Canadian football|
|ORFU Champions||Hamilton Tigers|
|QRFU Champions||Ottawa College|
|Canadian Dominion Football Championship|
The Canadian Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union was formed after the conclusion of the 1897 season.
In the Manitoba Rugby Football Union, the Royal Canadian Dragoons dropped out of competition in the spring of 1898. The three remaining teams finished the schedule in a three-way tie for first place. Tie-breaker games could not be scheduled as the college teams were involved in final exams.
Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, Pts = Points
|Football Union||League Champion|
|Northwest Championship||St.John's Rugby Football Club|
|ORFU Dominion Semi-Final|
|Hamilton Tigers 16||Osgoode Hall 8|
|Hamilton Tigers advance to the 1897 Dominion Championship|
|Ottawa College 14||Hamilton Tigers 10|
|University of Ottawa are the 1897 Dominion Champions|
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