As the development of Canada crept westward, so did golf. The first course in the west was constructed at Stoney Mountain at Winnipeg in 1889 and the Winnipeg Golf Club was formed in 1894. Calgary followed in 1895 and Regina in 1899. In British Columbia golf clubs were established at Vancouver in 1892 and at Victoria in 1892.
By the 1890s, the popularity of golf was exploding in Canada. Better social and health conditions, the proliferation of the use of the bicycle, and more freedom for women, may all be reasons for the growth of the sport. Although women have been involved in golf since the earliest times, there was a dramatic increase in the participation of women as the golf boom spread across Canada. The first Ladies Section in Canada was formed at the Royal Montreal Golf Club as early as 1892.
With the proliferation of golf clubs and courses came the first Canadian golf tournaments. The initial Canadian Amateur tournament was held in 1895 and the first Canadian National Ladies' Championship in 1901. George S. Lyon, Olympic Champion in 1904, won eight of the Canadian Amateur Championships between 1898 and 1914.