European Explorers in Canada!

  • Apr 14, 1000

    The Vikings.

    Leif the Lucky sailed west to greenland in 1000
  • Apr 11, 1008

    The Vikings

    Thorfinn Karlsefni and about 160 other people sailed to Vinland.
  • Apr 11, 1492

    Christopher Columbus

    Christopher Columbus went to the monarchs of spain and he convinced to finance his trip. He said with three ships called the santa maria the nina and the pinta.
  • May 11, 1492

    Christopher Columbus sighted land.

    The land was the Bahamas then he saided southeast of Florida the he arrived at a place that he named San Salvado and claimed it for the King and Queen of spain
  • Mar 14, 1497

    John Cabot

    John Cabot set sail on the 40 metre vessel the matthew in 1497
  • May 14, 1498

    John Cabot

    The next year, 1498 Cabot ventured farther south . Here he entered a shallow waters teeming with codfish.
  • May 13, 1499

    John Cabot

    John Cabot died the following year, in 1499
  • Apr 13, 1506

    Christopher Columbus died

    Christopher Columbus died in 1506 at Spain.
  • Apr 13, 1534

    Jacques Cartier

    He was commisioned by King Francis of france in 1543 to travel to North Americato look for spices, gold, diamonds, and most important, the passage to the far east.
  • Jul 16, 1534

    Jacques Cartier

    Jacques Cartier sailed with 2 ships and a crew of sixty-one men. He travelled through the straight of belle isle. South along the western coast of newfoundland, and around the Gulf of st. Lawrence.
  • May 13, 1535

    Jacques Cartier

    The next year, 1535 Cartier retured to North America with three ships and 110 men. He brought back Cheif Donnnacona's two sons. These men Guided him inland up the st. Lawrence River.
  • Jun 12, 1541

    Jacques Cartier

    In 1541 Jacques Cartier Returned back to Canada. He settled in what is now Quebec, but times were tough. His men were difficult to controland got into trouble with the Iroquois.
  • Samuel de Champlain

    The King appointed Sieur de Monts with a monopoly over the fur trade in Canada and challenged him to establish a settlement.
  • Samuel de Champlain

    In 1606 the 2 men established a french settlement at stadaconna.
  • Samuel de Champlain

    Champlain made his way as far west as the great lakes.
  • The Vikings

    They were the first Europeans to arrive about 1000 to 500 years ago