Canadian History Timeline

Events

First People Arrive North America

34000 BC - 18000 BC

The first people arrived in Canada

John Cabot claims Newfoundland for Britain

1497

John Cabot claims Newfoundland for Britain

Jacques Cartier claims land for France

1534

Jacques Cartier claims land for France

Champlain founded New France

1608

Champlain founded New France

Royal Colony of New France begins

1663

Royal Colony of New France begins

Hudsons Bay Company Obtains Right to Rupert's Land

1670

Treaty of Utrecht

1713

Treaty of Utrecht

Fur Companies Send Explorers to Open the West

1730

Fur companies send explorers to open the West

Battle on the Plains of Abraham

1759

Battle on the Plains of Abraham

Treaty of Paris

1763

Battle on the Plains of Abraham- France gives up rights to North America

Quebec Act

1774

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