Early Canadian Explorers

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  • Jan 1, 1003

    Leif Eriksson

    Leif Eriksson
    Leif Eriksson is a Norse explorer who was a viking who after sailing the coast of North America, Leif Eriksson wrote down areas of "flat stone" then areas of "sandy beaches" and "land of woods." He then arrived in an area he had called "Vinland"he landed here and settled for the winter. http://lifeboat.com/images/leif.erikson.jpg
  • Mar 6, 1364

    Marco Polo

    Marco Polo
  • Jan 1, 1497

    John Cabot

    John Cabot
    John Cabot when out on a ship named Matthew and sailed out and probably landed on Newfoundland but clamed it for England. picture from: http: //members.shaw.ca/kcic1/explorer.html
  • Jan 1, 1534

    Jacques Cartier

    Jacques Cartier
    Set sail with two ships from St. Malo, a port in Northwest France. His goal was to travel to the Sea of Asia and discover lands rich in gold and other precious things. http://members.shaw.ca/kcic1/explorer.html
  • Martin Frobisher

    Martin Frobisher
    He claimed Baffin Island for England. He also discovered Resolution Island and Frobisher Bay. On his third trip, in 1578, Frobisher sailed 15 ships up the Hudson Strait, and set up a temporary mining settlement near Frobisher Bay and formed a mining company called the Cathay Company. He died on November 26 1594.
  • Henry Hudson

    Henry Hudson
    Henry Hudson was an English navigator and explorer who set sail on four voyages in his lifetime. Henry Hudson also he discovered Hudson Bay and the Hudson River. picture from http://members.shaw.ca/kcic1/explorer.html
  • Samuel de Champlain

    Samuel de Champlain
    Champlain discovered Lake Champlain and was important in establishing and administering the French colonies in the New World. Picture from http://members.shaw.ca/kcic1/explorer.html
  • James Cook

    James Cook
    James Cook was a British explorer who went on a journey to discover new land like New Zealand and Australia i got this picture from: http://members.shaw.ca/kcic1/explorer.html
  • David Thompson

    David Thompson
    Davaid Tompson was a very famous explorer he was know for discovering Turtle Lake and also for building the first trading post on the Columbia River.
    Picture from http://members.shaw.ca/kcic1/explorer.html
  • George Vancouver

    George Vancouver
    Vancouver circumnavigated (go around) the coast of Vancouver Island, and then mapped the Pacific coast of B.C. between 1792 and 1794. He kept a very detailed account of all his expeditions(journys). http://members.shaw.ca/kcic1/explorer.html
  • Alexander Mackenzie

    Alexander Mackenzie
    Alexander Mackenzie was a very famous Scottish explorer who discovered the Mackenzie river.He also was famous for being a Scotish born fur trader. Picture from http://members.shaw.ca/kcic1/explorer.html