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Early Explorers of Canada

By MrVanE
  • Period: Jan 1, 986 to Jan 1, 1011

    Viking Voyages

    Vikings from Norway, Sweden and Denmark were in search of good farmland and new trading areas.
  • Feb 26, 986

    Viking Voyages - Eirik the Red

    Viking Voyages - Eirik the Red
    Eirik the Red explores the coast of Greenland and establishes two settlements there. Picture courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.
  • Dec 1, 986

    Herjolfsson discovers a new coast

    Herjolfsson discovers a new coast
    Bjarni Herjolfsson reaches the coast of a new land after he is blown off course sailing from Iceland to Greenland. Bjarni is believed to have been the first European to see North America. Picture courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.
  • Jan 1, 1003

    Leif Eiriksson explores northeastern coast of North America

    Leif Eiriksson explores northeastern coast of North America
    After sailing along the coast of North America, Eriiksson noted areas of "flat stone" then areas of "sandy beaches" and "land of woods." He then arrived in an area he called "Vinland" landed here and settled for the winter. Picture courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.
  • Jan 1, 1011

    Fredis Eiriksdottir leads trading expedition to Vinland

    Fredis Eiriksdottir leads trading expedition to Vinland
    Eirik the Red's daughter Freydis led an expedition to Vinland. May have battled a group of Aboriginal people.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1450 to

    Age of Exploration

    New ideas and improved methods of shipbuilding made sailing on voyages of exploration safer. Monarchs wished to find out more about the world so they hired mariners to search for a water route to Asia.
  • Jan 1, 1492

    Christopher Columbus First Voyage

    Christopher Columbus First Voyage
    Sailed across the Atlantic and landed on an island called San Salvador. Picture courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1492 to Jan 1, 1504

    Voyages of Christopher Columbus

    Christopher Columbus had four voyages to "America"
  • Period: Jan 1, 1492 to

    Fishing Voyages

    European nations were involved in numerous fishing and exploration voyages during this time.
  • Jan 1, 1497

    Giovanni Caboto (John Cabot)

    Giovanni Caboto (John Cabot)
    Sailed for North America aboard the ship named Matthew. Probably landed on the island he called New Found Land, claiming it for England.
  • Jan 1, 1524

    Giovanni da Verrazano

    Giovanni da Verrazano
    Travelled along the eastern coast of North America from Florida to New Found Land. Claim to have found a passage to Asia stating that North America existed between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1524 to

    French Exploration

    French Explorations of North America - included Verrazano, Cartier and Champlain in Acadia and Quebec.
  • Jan 1, 1534

    Jacques Cartier First Voyage

    Jacques Cartier First Voyage
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAtOCH189oc Set sail with two ships from St. Malo, a port in northwest France. His goal was to travel to the Sea of Asia and discover lands rich in gold and other precious things.
  • Jan 1, 1535

    Cartier's Second Voyage

    Cartier's Second Voyage
    Cartier sailed back across the Atlantic arriving in an area known as Kebec to the Iroquoian-speaking Stadacona people. Cartier continued up the St.Lawrence to Hochelaga which was located where present city of Montreal now stands. Picture courtesy of Wikipedia Commons. Picture courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.
  • Jan 1, 1541

    Cartier's Third Voyage

    Cartier's Third Voyage
    Set sail for the St.Lawrence with five ships in an attempt to colonize the lands Cartier had earlier claimed for France. Cartier was the navigator and nobleman Jean Francis de Roberval was in charge. Cartier sailed home without Roberval's knowledge, the diamonds and gold brought back were found worthless and King Francis I thus deemed the land worthless. Picture courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.