Canadian Historic Events

By Akyl W.
  • 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 becomes 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 America 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 the French in World War I.

  • 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.