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Aboriginal

1 BC

First People (Vikings) (Bjarni Herjolfisson)

980 CE

He sighted America, and explored the coast of the Caribbean

Leif Erikson

1000 CE

He discovered Northern Newfoundland, however, was driven away by the Beothuk

Second People (Spanish) (Christopher Columbus)

1492

He sailed through the Caribbean, and thought he reached Asia or India

Third People (English)

1519

The explorers were able to discover the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, as well as the surrounding land. This land was abundant with cod and they dried fish to consume.

French (Jaques Cartier)

1534

He sailed the St Lawrence River, as well as exploring past the First Nation Villages of Stadacona (Quebec City) and Hochelega(Montreal)

French attempt settlement at Stadacona

1541

Canada first appears on a map

1560

English (Martin Frobisher)

1578

Martin Frobisher was able to discover Labrador, and to prove he had been there, he captured an Inuk

French establish Port Royal, Acadia

1605

Champlain Establishes a permanent settlement at Quebec

1608

Algonquin (later Huron) are supported by French against Iroquois

1609

British start Ferryland colony in Newfoundland

1620

Charter for New Scotland (Nova Scotia)

1621

First Jesuit missionaries arrive in Quebec

1625

Fur Trade Monopoly is granted to The Company of One Hundred Associated

1627

First slave from Africa arrives in Canada

1628

English occupy Quebec

1629 - 1633

Ville Marie (Montreal) is established

1642

Huronia is destroyed by Five Nations Iroquois

1649

Royal Government is established in New France

1663

Jean Talon is appointed intendant of New France

1665

Royal Government is extended to Acadia; HBC is granted Rupert's Land

1670

Lasalle follows the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

1682

Iroquois-French war intensify, France and Britan at war

1689 - 1697