Canadian History Timeline

Events

First People Arrive In North America

34000 BC - 18000 BC

The First People Arrive In North America.

John Cabot Claims Newfoundland

1497

John Cabot Claims Newfoundland for Britain.

Jacques Cartier Claims Land

1534

Jacques Cartier Claims Land for France.

Champlain Founded New France

1608

Champlain founded New France (Quebec City)

The Royal Colony

1663

The Royal Colony of New France begins.

Hudson Bay Company obtains right to Rupert's Land

1670

The HBC obtains rights to Rupert's Land.

Treaty of Utrecht

1713

Treaty of Utrecht- Acadia is given to the British.

Fur Companies Send Explorers to Open the West

1730

The Fur Companies Send Explorers to Open the West.

Battle of the Plains of Abraham

1759

Battle of the Plains of Abraham.

Treaty of Paris

1763

Treaty of Paris- France gives up rights to North America

Quebec Act

1774

Quebec Act- guarantees French people language, religion & land.