Cartier explores Newfoundland and Gulf of St. Lawrence
Exploration of Jacques Cartier
Jacques Cartier, a French Explorer, is commisioned to explore the New World and begin to lay claim to land for the French Empire - he explores Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Oct 2, 1535
Cartier travels to Hochelaga (Present-Day Montreal)
Alexander Mackenzie sets out to discover Northwest Passage
A Scottish Explorer, Mackenzie was tasked by the North West Company with uncovering the Northwest Passage - while failing to uncover a legitimate passage, he explored most of what would become the Mackenzie River.
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