The 1979 event was the last women's championship to be sponsored by Macdonald Tobacco and it was also the first event to feature a playoff.
The winning Lindsay Sparkes rink from British Columbia would go on to represent Canada at the first ever Women's World Curling Championship, the 1979 Royal Bank of Scotland World Women's Curling Championship.
|Lethbridge CC, Lethbridge||North Shore WC, North Vancouver||Stony Mountain CC, Stony Mountain|
|New Brunswick||Newfoundland||Nova Scotia|
|Bathurst CC, Bathurst||Carol CC, Labrador City||CFB Halifax CC, Halifax|
|Ontario||Prince Edward Island||Quebec|
|Boulevard CC, Toronto||Community CC, Crapaud||Baie-D'Urfé CC, Baie-D'Urfé|
|Granite CC, Saskatoon||Hay River CC, Hay River|
|British Columbia||Lindsay Sparkes||8||2|
| Newfoundland||Sue Anne Bartlett||7||3|
|Nova Scotia||Penny LaRocque||7||3|
|Prince Edward Island||Elayne Thompson||1||9|
|Northwest Territories/ Yukon||Margaret Whitlock||1||9|
|New Brunswick||Anne Orser||1||9|