Canada's History by Karlie and Luke E. By angellt Sep 10, 1000 Vikings arrived in Canada Sep 10, 1497 John Cabot landed on Canada's easturn coast. Sep 10, 1530 French explorer Jacques Cartier landed on Canada. And claimed for France. Sep 10, 1550 French and British started permanent settlements in Canada. Sep 10, 1759 British defeated the French in battle. Sep 10, 1800 People wanted to be independant. Jul 1, 1867 Great Britain passed British North American Act. Sep 10, 1870 Between eastern and western Canada was needed. Sep 10, 1878 Construction began on the Canadian Pacific railway. Sep 10, 1885 A train traveled across Canada. Sep 10, 1896 Gold was discovered in Yukon Territory. Sep 10, 1900 Other provinces, except Newfoundland, joined the confederation. Sep 10, 1949 Newfoundland joined.