January 18 – A weekly mail is established between Canada and the United States.
January 18 – This notice appears in the Quebec Gazette: "A mail for the upper counties, comprehending Niagara and Detroit, will be closed, at this office, on Monday, 30th instant, at four o'clock in the evening, to be forwarded, from Montreal, by the annual winter express, on Thursday, 2 February next."
July 21 – AmericanDavid McLane, being convicted of high treason, is hanged on a gibbet on the glacis of the fortifications at Quebec. (Note: possibly 1796)
Report of the settlement of Maroons in Nova Scotia, April 21, 1797