• Oct 24, 1497

    Italian born navigator John Cabot reaches the coasts of Newfoundland and Cape Breton

  • Period: Oct 24, 1497 to


  • Oct 24, 1534

    Jacque Cartier explores the Saint Lawrence River, claiming the area for France

  • Newfoundland become's England's first overseas colony

  • London traders establish Hudson's Bay Company

  • The Treaty of Paris gives England control of France's territory in North America

  • Refugees from the American Revolutionary War who are loyal to the British move north present day Canada

  • War of 1812: American invasion of area around the Great Lakes and the Canadian frontier

  • Oregon Treaty between the United States and Canada sets the new border at the 49th parallel

  • Dominion of Canada is formed and self-government was granted

  • Gold Rush takes place along the Upper Yukon River

  • Canada fights on the side of the British and French in World War I

  • Canadian Great Depression

  • Canadian forces join the Allied Powers in World War II

  • World War II ends

  • U.S. spacecraft Apollo 11 lands on the moon with Canadian-built landing gear.

  • U.S./Canada Free Trade Agreement

  • Canada sends troops and supplies to aid U.S. in the Persian Gulf

  • The North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) comes into effect, linking Canada, the United States and Mexico in a new economic partnership

  • Canada decides not to be a part of the military coalition led by the United States against Iraq