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Canadian History Timeline

Important people, dates and events in Canada
The Native Americans and the Inuit
The European explorers - John Cabot, Jacques Cartier and Samuel de Champlain
French colonies in North America were passed to the Britain
Canadian constitution was adopted

The first people of Canada were the Native Americans and the Inuit

Canadian History Timeline

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1000

 

The Vikings travelled and settled in Canada

1496

 

March 5: King Henry VII of England granted John Cabot the right to 'seek islands and countries of the heathen towards the west, east, and north' sailing under the English flag

1497

 

May 2: John Cabot embarked on his ship, the Matthew, to explore the lands across the Atlantic, hoping to find a north west passage to the Indies and China. John Cabot and his son Sebastian were the first Europeans to discover Canada, landing on the coast of Newfoundland

1534

 

Jacques Cartier discovers the Great Lakes and the the St. Lawrence River

1603

 

March 15: Samuel de Champlain set sail for Quebec from Honfleur, France following in the path of Jacques Cartier to the St Lawrence River and Tadoussac

1605

 

Samuel de Champlain establishes the first successful New France Colony at Port Royal

1670

 

The Hudson's Bay Company established

1672

 

New France expansion into Canada under Louis de Frontenac

1758

 

French power in Canada declines as the British capture Ft. Louisburg

1759

 

Battle on the Plains of Abraham

1763

 

Treaty of Paris: French colonies in North America were passed to the British Crown

1778

 

Captain James Cooke explores the West Coast

1791

 

Constitutional Act establishes Upper & Lower Canada

1812

 

War of 1812: American invasion of Upper Canada in the summer of 1812 centring around the Great Lakes and the Canadian frontier

1821

 

North West Company established

1837

 

Upper & Lower Canada Rebellions

1840

 

Act of Union

1866

 

The Fenian Raid and Battle of Ridgeway

1867

 

Dominion of Canada was formed and self-government was granted to Ontario (formerly Upper Canada), Quebec (formerly Lower Canada), New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia

1873

 

North-West Mounted Police ( Mounties) established

1885

 

Canadian Pacific Railway Completed

1885

 

North-West Rebellion (or North-West Resistance or the Saskatchewan Rebellion

1898

 

Klondike Gold Rush

1899

 

Boer War

1914

 

1914 - 1918 World War I

1939

 

Great Depression

1939

 

September: World War 2starts

1945

 

August: The United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki ending WW2

1960

 

Quiet Revolution: Rise of Quebec Separation Sentiment

1970

 

War Measures Act Proclaimed on Quebec

1982

 

Canadian constitution was adopted

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