TEAMS
West Division
DIVISION CHAMPIONS
This division began as the Western Interprovincial Football Union in 1936. In 1961 it was renamed as the Western Football Conference and played an interlocking schedule with that of the Eastern Football  Conference (now the East Division) that same year. In 1980, the WFC took on its current name but did not  exist in 1995 when the CFL took on the North and South Division alignment. Winnipeg returned to the West Division in 2014 which it last played in prior to the 2006 season.
BRITISH COLUMBIA
LIONS
(VANCOUVER, BC)
(1954-)
STADIUM

(BC PLACE)
(54,320)
(1983-2009/2011-)
FIRST SEASON
1954
CALGARY
STAMPEDERS
(CALGARY, AB)
(1945-)
STADIUM

(MCMAHON STADIUM)
(35,400)
(1960-)
FIRST SEASON
1935
EDMONTON
ESKIMOS
(EDMONTON, AB)
(1949-)
STADIUM

(COMMONWEALTH STADIUM)
(56,302)
(1978-)
FIRST SEASON
1949
SASKATCHEWAN
ROUGHRIDERS
(REGINA, SK)
(1946-)
STADIUM

(MOSAIC STADIUM)
(33,350)
(2017-)
FIRST SEASON
1910
WINNIPEG
BLUE BOMBERS
(WINNIPEG, MB)
(1937-)
STADIUM

(INVESTORS GROUP/IG FIELD)
(33,234)
(2013-)
FIRST SEASON
1930
TEAM HISTORY

British Columbia Lions got their name through a fan contest in 1953, and Lions was decided as it represents the twin mountain peaks that can be seen toward the north of Vancouver and based on a legend that the mountains look like two lions guarding the city. They are the oldest pro sports franchise in both the city of Vancouver and the province of British Columbia. They were the first Western Canadian team to the Grey Cup at home (1994 & 2011) and the only team to beat an American-based team (Baltimore Stallions) in the Grey Cup, which they did in 1994.

The Lions hold the second longest playoff streak in CFL history, making the playoffs every season from 1997-2016, failing to make the playoffs for the first time in over 20 seasons in 2017 (only the Edmonton Eskimos have had a longer playoff streak; theirs lasted for 34 seasons from 1972 to 2005).

They have introduced a new helmet for the 2019 season, having used home and way helmets for the previous season.
TITLES
GREY CUP (6): 1964,1985,1994,2000,2006,2011
WEST DIVISION CHAMPIONS (11): 1963-1964,1983,1985,1988,1994,2000-2001,2004,2006,2011
WEST DIVISION REGULAR SEASON CHAMPIONS (13): 1963-1964,1983-1985,1987,1999,2004-2007,2011-2012
NAMES
British Columbia Lions (1954-PRESENT)
LOGOS
(1954-1966)
(1967-1977)
(1978-1989)
(1990-2004)
(2005-2010)
(2011-2015)
(2016-PRESENT)
HELMETS
(C.MID 1950S-1961)
(1962-1966)
(1971)
(1968-1970/1972-?)
(?-1977)
(1978-1989)
(1990-1995)
(1996-2004)
(2005-2015)
(2016-2018)
(HOME GAMES)
(2016-2018)
(AWAY GAMES)
(2019-PRESENT)
STADIUMS
EMPIRE STADIUM
(VANCOUVER, BC)
(1954-1982)
EMPIRE FIELD
(VANCOUVER, BC)
(2010-2011)
BC PLACE
(VANCOUVER, BC)
(1983-2009/2011-PRESENT)


Calgary and Edmonton have been playing games against each other since their first rugby football game in 1892 in the Battle of Alberta. Edmonton press nicknamed the Calgary team "the cow camp", "horse country", or "the little village beside the Bow" and this could well be how the team was named the Stampeders with a horse logo in 1935. They nearly folded after the 1985 season due to declining attendance, financial trouble and a 3-13 record. Following a successful 'Save Our Stamps' campaign, 22,400 season tickets were sold and Grey Cup success followed in 1991 & 1992. They share their stadium with the Calgary Dinos college football team.
TITLES
GREY CUP (8): 1948,1971,1992,1998,2001,2008,2014,2018
WEST DIVISION CHAMPIONS (13): 1968,1970-1971,1991-1992,1998,1999,2008,2012,2014,2016-2018
WEST DIVISION REGULAR SEASON CHAMPIONS (19): 1948-1949,1965,1967,1971,1990,1992-1996,1998,2000,2008,2010,2013-2014,2016-2018
NORTH DIVISION CHAMPIONS (1): 1995
NAMES
Calgary Stampeders (1945-PRESENT)
LOGOS
(1945-1971)
(1972-1986)
(1987-1995)
(1996-2012)
(2013-2015)
(2016-2018)
(2019-PRESENT)
HELMETS
(1960-1961)
(1962-1967)
(1968-?)
(1970s)
(?-1988)
(1989-1994)
(1995-PRESENT)
STADIUMS
MEWATA STADIUM
(CALGARY, AB)
(1945-1959)
MCMAHON STADIUM
(CALGARY, AB)
(1960-PRESENT)


Edmonton and Calgary have been playing games against each other since their first rugby football game in 1892 in the Battle of Alberta with Calgary press nicknaming the team, due to its northern latitude and frigid weather, "Esquimeaux" (an archaic spelling of "Eskimos", referring to the indigenous people of the Canadian Arctic, modernly called Inuit). It remained the unofficial team name with the arrival of Edmonton Eskimos baseball team in 1909, football in 1910 and ice hockey in 1911 with only football surviving. The current team was founded in 1949, adopting their colours after the University of Alberta Golden Bears football team, which was dormant due to a lack of competition in 1949, donated their uniforms and Alberta has kept to the same colours as well. They are a community owned team (owned by local shareholders).
TITLES
GREY CUP (14): 1954,1955,1956,1975,1978,1979,1980,1981,1982,1987,1993,2003,2005,2015
WEST DIVISION CHAMPIONS (19): 1960,1973-1975,1977-1982,1986-1987,1990,1993,1996,2002-2003,2005,2015
WEST DIVISION REGULAR SEASON CHAMPIONS (22): 1952,1954-1956,1973-1975,1977-1982,1986,1988-1989,1991,1997,2001-2003,2015
NAMES
Edmonton Eskimos (1949-PRESENT)
LOGOS
(1970-1995)
(1996-1997)
(1998-PRESENT)
HELMETS
(C.EARLY 1960s)
(C.1970s-C.1980s)
(C.1980s-C.1990s)
(1996-PRESENT)
STADIUMS
CLARKE STADIUM
(EDMONTON, AB)
(1949-1977)
COMMONWEALTH STADIUM
(CALGARY, AB)
(1978-PRESENT)


Saskatchewan Roughriders were founded in 1910 as the Regina Rugby Club and are the third oldest professional football team (only the Arizona Cardinals and Toronto Argonauts are older). They are oldest community-owned professional sports franchise, older than every American professional sports team outside baseball other than the aforementioned Cardinals (who, unlike the Roughriders, no longer play in their original city) and older than every Canadian sports team outside football except the Montreal Canadiens, who were founded about nine months prior to the Roughriders. The nickname has multiple theories of which one refers to how the North-West Mounted Police were called Roughriders because they broke the wild horse broncos that were used by the force and the moniker was adopted from them. They moved into Mosaic Stadium in 2017, replacing historic Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field which they had used since 1910, and share their stadium with the Saskatchewan Huskies college football team. They are a community owned team (owned by public shareholders).
TITLES
GREY CUP (4): 1966,1989,2007,2013
WEST DIVISION CHAMPIONS (11): 1966-1967,1969,1972,1976,1989,1997,2007,2009,2010,2013
WEST DIVISION REGULAR SEASON CHAMPIONS (8): 1936,1951,1966,1968-1970,1976,2009
NAMES
Regina Rugby Club (1910-1923)
Regina Roughriders (1924-1947)
Saskatchewan Roughriders (1948-PRESENT)
LOGOS
(1951-1965)
(1966-1984)
(1985-2015)
(2016-PRESENT)
HELMETS
(1960-1964)
(1965)
(1966-?)
(?-1984)
(1985-1994)
(1995-2007)
(2008-2009)
(2010-2015)
(2012-2013)
AWAY GAMES
(2016-PRESENT)
STADIUMS
TAYLOR FIELD
(REGINA, SK)
(1936-2016)
MOSAIC STADIUM
(REGINA, SK)
(2017-PRESENT)


Winnipeg Blue Bombers were originally founded as the Winnipeg Rugby Football Club in 1879 before amalgamating all the teams in the Manitoba Rugby Football Union to create the Winnipeg Winnipegs Rugby Football Club in 1930 and played their first game against St. John's Rugby Club in 1930 before merging in 1932 and adopting St.John's blue and gold colours. In 1935, before an exhibition game against North Dakota State college football team, Winnipeg Tribune sports writer Vince Leah nicknamed the team the 'Blue Bombers of Western Football' and the nickname has stuck. They share their stadium with the Manitoba Bisons college football team. They are a community owned team (operated as a corporation without share capital).
TITLES
GREY CUP (10): 1935,1939,1941,1958,1959,1961,1962,1984,1988,1990
WEST DIVISION CHAMPIONS (6): 1958-1959,1961-1962,1965,1984
WEST DIVISION REGULAR SEASON CHAMPIONS (17): 1937-1947,1950,1953,1957-1962,1972,1986,1988-1989,1991,1997,2001-2003,2015
EAST DIVISION CHAMPIONS (8): 1988,1990,1992-1993,2001,2011
EAST DIVISION REGULAR SEASON CHAMPIONS (7): 1987,1990,1992-1994,2001,2011
NAMES
Winnipegs (1930-1937)
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1938-PRESENT)
LOGOS
(1936-1962)
(1963-1994)
(1995-2004)
(2005-2011)
(2012-PRESENT)
HELMETS
(1962-?)
(C.1960s-C.1970s)
(C.1970s-1994)
(1995-1997)
(1998-2004)
(2005-2011)
(2012-2015)
(2013-PRESENT)
STADIUMS
Osborne Stadium (1935-1952)
CANAD INNS STADIUM
(WINNIPEG, MB)
(1953-2012)
INVESTORS GROUP/IG FIELD
(WINNIPEG, MB)
(2013-PRESENT)
DIVISION HISTORY
Western Interprovincial Football Union 1936-1960 (no games in 1942-1944)
Western Football Conference 1961-1980
West Division 1981-1994, 1996-present
Western Interprovincial Football Union
1936
CALGARY
BRONKS
REGINA
ROUGHRIDERS
WINNIPEG
WINNIPEGS

1937
Winnipeg Winnipegs are renamed the Blue Bombers.
CALGARY
BRONKS
REGINA
ROUGHRIDERS
WINNIPEG
BLUE BOMBERS

1938-1939
Edmonton Eskimos joined.
CALGARY
BRONKS
EDMONTON
ESKIMOS
REGINA
ROUGHRIDERS
WINNIPEG
BLUE BOMBERS

1940
Edmonton Eskimos folded.
CALGARY
BRONKS
REGINA
ROUGHRIDERS
WINNIPEG
BLUE BOMBERS

1941
Calgary Bronks folded and Vancouver Grizzlies joined.
REGINA
ROUGHRIDERS
VANCOUVER
GRIZZLIES
WINNIPEG
BLUE BOMBERS

1942-1945
No games played due to World War II.

1946-1948
Regina Roughriders unofficially changed their name to the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The name change eventually became official on April 1, 1950.
Calgary Stampeders joined.
CALGARY
STAMPEDERS
REGINA
ROUGHRIDERS
WINNIPEG
BLUE BOMBERS

1949
Edmonton Eskimos re-joined the WIFU.
CALGARY
STAMPEDERS
EDMONTON
ESKIMOS
REGINA
ROUGHRIDERS
WINNIPEG
BLUE BOMBERS

1950-1953
Regina Roughriders officially changed their name to the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
CALGARY
STAMPEDERS
EDMONTON
ESKIMOS
SASKATCHEWAN
ROUGHRIDERS
WINNIPEG
BLUE BOMBERS

1954-1960
British Columbia Lions joined the WIFU.
BRITISH COLUMBIA
LIONS
CALGARY
STAMPEDERS
EDMONTON
ESKIMOS
SASKATCHEWAN
ROUGHRIDERS
WINNIPEG
BLUE BOMBERS
Updated: 27 JUly 2019