Canadian Events

  • Jan 1, 1497

    Cabot's "discovery" of Newfoundland

    Don't know the exact date that he found Newfoundland, only that it was in 1497.
  • May 10, 1524

    Cartier's "discovery" of Canada (New France)

    Cartier sets sail on his first voyage and sails into the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
  • Champlain founds Quebec City

    Champlain founds the beginning of Quebec City.
  • Maisonneuve Founds Montreal

    Not exactly sure when or if this is the correct date. I know it is the correct year though when Maisonneuve created a village called Ville-Marie which was later Montreal.
  • Hudson Bay Company Founded.

    It was once the big "government" in parts of North America before European colonies and states were established. It was at one time the largest landowner in the world, with Rupert's Land having 15% of North American acreage.The company was incorporated by British royal charter in 1670 as The Governor and Company of Adventurers of England trading into Hudson's Bay. Now in Canada it's headquartered are in the Simpson Tower in Toronto.
  • Treaty of Utrecht

  • Battle of Louisbourg

    Louisbourg was a pivotal battle of the Seven Years' War in 1758 which ended the French colonial era in Atlantic Canada and led directly to the loss of Quebec in 1759.
  • Fall of Quebec (Battle of the Plains of Abraham).

    The Battle of the Plains of Abraham, also known as the Battle of Quebec, was a pivotal battle in the Seven Years' War. The battle which began on 13 September 1759, was fought between the British Army and Navy, and the French Army, on a plateau just outside the walls of Quebec City.
  • Quebec Act

    not sure exact date. know the year
  • Northwest Company founded

    Not sure the exact date but do know the year. Northwest Company was founded as another trading post that was to hopefully rival the Hudson Bay Company.
  • Paris Treaty

    The Paris Treaty formally ended the American Revolutionary War between Britain and the United States of America, which had rebelled against British rule.
  • Constitutional Act of 1791

    The western half became Upper Canada (now southern Ontario) and the eastern half Lower Canada (now southern Quebec).
  • Red River Settlement founded

  • End of the War of 1812

    The War of 1812 was a military conflict fought between the United States of America and the British Empire.The Americans declared war for a number of reasons, including a desire for expansion into Northwest Territory, trade restrictions because of Great Britain's ongoing war with France, impressment of American merchant sailors into the Royal Navy, British support of American Indian tribes against American expansion, and the humiliation of American honour.
  • Union Act

  • Responsible Government created

  • Charlottetown Conference

    The Charlottetown Conference was held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island for representatives from the colonies of British North America to discuss Canadian Confederation.
  • Confederation

    On that date, three British colonies were formed into four Canadian provinces. The British Province of Canada was divided into the new Canadian provinces of Ontario, Quebec, and two other British colonies called New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, became provinces of Canada.
  • Manitoba joins Canada

    Manitoba is now yet another province to join the confederation of Canada. It is the 5th province to join.
  • NorthWest Rebellion (Batoche)

    The British over ran the Metis. The greatly outnumbered Métis ran out of ammunition after three days of battle and siege. In the end, the Métis had to resorted to firing sharp objects and small rocks from their guns, until they were forced to retreat when British soldiers advanced in force.
  • Louis Riel is executed

    He was charged with treason against the crown and sentenced to a hanging.
  • Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

    Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir apparent to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were shot dead in Sarajevo, by a group of six Bosnian Serb assassins. This is the first spark of the beginning of World War 1.
  • Battle of Ypres 2

    The Second Battle of Ypres was the first time Germany used poison gas in the First World War.
  • Battle of the Somme

    Took place during the First World War between 1 July and 18 November 1916. It was the second battle of Ypres.
  • Armistice Day

    Known as Rememberance Day. Commemorates the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front,
  • Treaty of Versailles

  • Start of World War 2

  • D-Day

    The battle of the Allied forces invading the beachs of Normandy to battle the Axis forces to take back France.
  • Hitler's Suicide

    Adolf Hitler committed suicide by gunshot.His wife Eva committed suicide with him by ingesting poison.
  • Victory in Europe Day