Canadian History Timeline

  • Jan 1, 1497

    Cabot's Discovery of Newfoundland

    There is no specific date or month for the discovery of Newfoundland, but it was discovered in 1497.
  • May 10, 1534

    Cartier's Discovery of Canada (New France)

  • Champlain founds Quebec City

  • Maisonneuve founds Montreal

  • Hudson Bay Company founded

  • Treaty of Utrecht

  • Battle of Louiseberg

    It ended July 26th, 1758.
  • Fall of Quebec (Battle of the Plains of Abraham)

  • Quebec Act

  • Northwest Company Founded

    Founded sometime in 1779
  • Paris Treaty

  • Constitutional Act of 1791

  • Red River Settlement

  • End of The War of 1812

    It ended in 1815.
  • Union Act

  • Responsible government created

    The first instance of responsible government in the British Empire was achieved by the colony of Nova Scotia in January–February 1848.
  • Charlottetown Conference

  • Confederation

  • Manitoba joins Canada

  • Northwest Rebellion (Batoche)

    9 May - 12 May, 1885.
  • Date Louis Riel is executed

    On the 16th of November, 1885, a great polition was executed for treason. The trial was held in Regina in July, and he was founded guilty by the jury, but the recommended mercy. After hearing this, the judge still sentences Riel to death. His original date of death was the 18th of September 1885. When this date approached his request for a retrial was denied. His was hanged on 16th November. When the trap door was pulled, he did not died straight away. Instead his pulse ceased 4 minutes after.
  • Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

    The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie, Duchess of Hohenburg marked thee start of one of the biggest historical events in the world. When a Serbian terrorist claimed the lives of the Archduke and his wife, he started the events that led to World War I. As a result, 6 of the main countries of the world declare war, and World War I is started.
  • Battle of Ypres II

    It ended May 25th, 1915.
  • Battle of the Somme

    It ended 18th November, 1916.
  • Armistice Day

  • Treaty of Versailles

  • Start of World War II

    The war is generally accepted to have started on September 1st, 1939 with Germany's invasion of Poland. As a result, France and most of the countries of the British Empire and Commonwealth declared war on Germany.
  • D-Day

  • Hitler's Suicide

    Adolf Hitler died in 30th April, 1945 by gunshot. His wife Eva also commited suicide, bit by ingesting cyanide. Hitler left instructions for both their bodies to be carried upstairs through the bunker's emergency exit, covered in petrol and set alight. Hitler and Eva had only lived together in the bunker as husband and life for less than 40 hours
  • Victory in Europe Day

  • Constitutional Act of 1791