1497-1498 John Cabot Italian Explored the shores of Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Labrador
New Land for the French King
1534 Looking for the north west page instead discovered the Saint Laurence river and Mount royal (montreal).
- Gave Canada its name by mistake.
- discovered Canada in 1535
- new land for the french king
- french explorer
- pirate or explorer
Samuel du champlain
Explorer and Colonizer
1608 Made friends with the hurons, helped establish trade and discovered lac champlain.
Considered by many to be the founder of NEw France.
More interested in the science of his trade than money or glory. Made many signifigant contributions to further navigation.
the pirate explorer
searching for the north west passage proved to be more elusive than Gold (or so he thought).
an accomplished naval captain and explorer best known for the mystery surrounding his final expedition.
Samuel Hearne and Matonabbee's
Trek to the Arctic Ocean
travelled further north than any other, discovered hudson bay, trapped in ice and crew mutinied.
Reaches the Pacific
Mackenzie became the first European north of Mexico to reach the Pacific ocean on an overland route.
pathfinder On the Trail
Henry Kelsey gave his life and career to the Hudson's Bay Company considered to be one of the first travelling sales men.
David Thompson is remembered most as a surveyor and map-maker, but he was also a fur trader, explorer and perhaps one of the most important geographers in the history of North America.