Kim's Explorer's By mandykal Jan 1, 1000 Leif Eirikson landed in Newfoundland Leif was one of the first to land in Newfoundland (Vinland). Aug 3, 1492 Christopher Columbus sailed the Ocean Blue Columbus was sailing across the ocean hoping to find a new land. He ended up in the Bahamas. Oct 12, 1492 Christopher lands in Bahamas He didn't mean to land in the Bahamas. He was just looking for beautiful silk and tasty spices. May 5, 1497 England sends John Cabot on his travels England sends Cabot to set sail and find the northwest passage. Jun 16, 1497 John Cabot claims new land for England Cabot claims new land for England. The land is either Newfoundland or Cape Breton. Jan 1, 1534 Jacques Cartier explored St. Lawrence Cartier left his home at St. Malo, France to explore St. Lawrence river. Jan 1, 1535 Cartier Sailed down the St. Lawrence Cartier sailed down the St. :awrence river and ended up in (present day) Montreal and Quebec. Jan 1, 1603 Champlain Sails To Canada Sameul de Champlain starts his travelles to Canada. Jan 1, 1604 Champlains find colony Champlain finds a french colony called Acadia. Jan 1, 1611 Camplain builds a Fort Champlain builds a fort named Port Royale. Mar 2, 2022 Eirik The Red Banned Eirik was banished from the land because he murdered his neighbor.