The New World

  • Feb 22, 985

    Vikings land in L'Anse aux Meadows

  • Feb 16, 1534

    Cartier lands in Newfoundland

  • Champlain establishes Port Royal

  • Champlain establishes Quebec City

  • First Filles du Rois arrive in New France

  • Jean Talon, intendant of New France from 1665 to 1668

  • Jean Talon, intendant of New France from 1665 to 1668

  • Radisson and des Groseilliers reach Hudson Bay

  • King of England grants Hudson’s Bay Company a monopoly of trade in Rupertsland

  • Expulsion of the Acadians

  • Seven Years War, 1756 – 1763

  • British conquest of Quebec from 1759 - 1760

  • Treaty of Paris

  • Establishment of the Northwest Company and expansion of HBC trading postsinto the interior; voyageurs and Métis nation