The course last hosted Canada's national open championship in 2004, when Vijay Singh defeated Canadian Mike Weir in three sudden-death playoff holes.
Tiger Woods captured the 2000 Canadian Open at Glen Abbey.
'We are delighted to return the Canadian Open to the legendary Glen Abbey, one of the most spectator-friendly golf courses in the world,' said Stephen Ross, RCGA's executive director. 'Our national championship is steeped in tradition and Glen Abbey has been the stage for many memorable moments in Canadian Open lore.'
Glen Abbey Golf Club, designed by Jack Nicklaus in 1976, is one of Canada's most renowned public golf courses. The Canadian Open is the third-oldest national championship in the world behind the British Open and the U.S. Open.
This year's event will be held September 7-10 at Hamilton Golf & Country Club. Mark Calcavecchia is the defending champion.