The Discovery of Canada

The first inhabitants of Canada were native Indian people, the Inuits (Eskimo). The Norse voyager Leif Eriksson presumably reached the shores of Canada (Labrador or Nova Scotia) in 1000, yet the history of the white man in the nation really started in 1497, when John Cabot, an Italian in the service of Henry VII of England, reached Newfoundland or Nova Scotia. Canada was taken for France in 1534 by Jacques Cartier. The initial settlement of New France, as it was then called, started in 1604 at Port Royal in what is currently Nova Scotia; in 1608, Quebec was established.

The Immigration History for Canada

The narrative of Canadian immigration is not one of systematic population development; it has been and stays both an impetus to Canadian economic development and a reflection of Canadian attitudes and values; it has often been unashamedly and economically self-serving and ethnically or racially one-sided. The historical immigration from China and India stretches back thousands of years. Anthropologists keep arguing over different conceivable models of relocation to modern-day Canada, and additionally their pre-contact populations. The Inuit are accepted to have arrived altogether independently from different indigenous peoples around 1200 CE. Indigenous people groups contributed essentially to the way of life and economy of the early European colonies and thus have assumed a critical part in cultivating an interesting Canadian cultural identity. Statistics Canada has organized the impact of immigration on population development in Canada from 1851 to 2001. Generally, censuses are taken at regular intervals (every 10 years to be exact) which is the way Canadian censuses were initially augmented somewhere around 1871 and 1901. Starting in 1901, the Dominion Government changed its policy so that evaluation taking happened every 5 years. This was to report the impacts of the promoting effort started by Clifford Sifton.

Explore some of Canada’s Historic Sites: Canadian Museum of History

This museum is about the history of Canada. The museum offers an in-depth look into the stories behind most of the historic sites in Canada. Formerly known as the Canadian Museum of Civilization, it provides well-detailed insight into over 20,000 years of Canadian human history. Gaze up into the sky as you take in one of the world’s largest indoor collection of totem poles, take a walk through the marvelous life-sized recreations of Canadian settlements of the past 100 years. If you are visiting with your children, the museum is also home to the Canadian children’s museum, which is full of hands-on games and various exciting exhibitions.

Canadian National War Memorial

This is in remembrance of the losses from World War 1, World War 2 and the Korean War One. The Memorial is one of the more touching historic places in Canada. Also known as “The Response,” it symbolizes the sacrifice of all Canadian Armed Forces personnel who have served Canada in a time of war in the cause of peace and freedom, both in the past, present and future. The memorial is also the site of the National Remembrance Day Ceremony held on November 11.

Canadian Parliament Buildings

Found in Ottawa, the Canadian Parliament Buildings is one of the notable destinations in Canada mirroring its more present-day history. The Parliament building in Ottawa is home to Canada’s federal government, a set of a remarkable and visually striking complex of buildings located on a headland overlooking the Ottawa River. First proposed after Queen Victoria chose the small town for the new capital in 1857, they were meant to provide more space for the House of Commons and a Senate. Following Confederation in 1867, the newly opened Parliament Buildings became the heart of the Canadian government and a national symbol for the young Dominion.

Canadian War Museum

This is marked as the national military history museum, shedding light on the history of warfare as far back as the aboriginal people. The building housing the Canadian War Museum is a magnificent design, with a low-lying body that suddenly sweeps upward to create a peak that reaches 80 feet into the air, representing a theme of regeneration. Found inside the Museum are incredible exhibitions that reveal Canada’s involvement in conflicts from the beginning of time until now. Artillery, tanks, combat gear, art, and so many more artifacts and collections, all bringing an added sense of reality to the country’s War History.

Fort Petrie Military Site and Museum

This was a World War 2 period fortress in Nova Scotia. Located on the eastern shore of Sydney Harbor, on Cape Breton Island. It consists of the remnants of a World War 2 era fortifications. Located on a flat piece of cleared land next to the ocean, the observation tower is clearly visible from the road and is a local landmark. Cape Breton Municipality has designated the buildings, the underground fortifications, gun emplacements and land as a municipal heritage property.

Kejimkijik National Park

Home of the native Mi’kmaq people, who have lived in the area for over 2 000 years, Kejimkujik National Park is made up of a series of historic sites in Canada with a story stretching back four centuries. Home of the native Canadian people who lived in the area for over 2000 years, Kejimkujik National Park is made up a series of historic sites in Canada with a story stretching back four centuries. Canada is rich in history and it should definitely be on everyone’s bucket list to learn more about Canada, how it all came to be and how they got to where they are now. Found in Ottawa, the Canadian Parliament Buildings is one of the notable destinations in Canada that effectively mirrors the more present-day Canada. This is marked as the national military museum, shedding light on the history of warfare as far back as the aboriginal people.