Canada

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Native Canadians

3,000 bc - 1,500 bc

Before the settlers, Inuit and Natives lived throughout Canada.

The Vikings Settle

1000

The Vikings made Canada a place to settle.

The start of Canada

1497

Explorer John Cabot discovers Canada while sailing and claims it for England.

Discovery of the Great Lakes and the St.Lawrence river.

1534

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

The Hudson Bay Company is founded

1670

Canada's oldest enterprise, the Hudson Bay company, is founded.

Battle on the plains of Abraham

1759

The Battle between the French and English began.

Ottawa named the capitol

1856

Ottawa becomes the capitol of Canada.

Klondike Goldrush

1896 - 1899

Heads turn as gold is discovered in the Klondike region of weat Canada.

The opening of the St.Lawrence Seaway

1959

The opening of the St.Lawrence Seaway allows cargo ships to pass from the Atlantic ocean to the Great Lakes.

The Maple Leaf Flag is introduced.

1965

The red and white maple leaf flag that we know today, is flown for its first time.

100th Anniversary

1967

Canada ages to 100 years old, and celebrates their 100th anniversary.

100th Anniversary

1967 - 1968

The start of 1967 meant more than just another year to Canada, it was the year Canada had become 100 years olPr

Olympics

1976

The summer Olympics are hosted in Montreal Canada.

The constitution

1982

The Canadian constitution developed.

Olympics

1988

The winter Olympics are hosted in Calgary.

Olympics

2010

The winter Olympics are hosted in Vancouver, Canada.