Canada and its' History
Where do most Canadians Live? Why?
Canada's History and Languages
In 1534, Jacques Cartier sailed up the St. Lawrence River and claimed the land for France, naming it New France. For a long time, no permanent French settlement had been built. But in 1608, Samuel de Champlain built the first French settlement in Quebec, or New France. The French language is more widely spoken in Quebec than in any other Canadian province or territory.
Starting in the 15th century, the British has started to settle and colonize Canada. But it wasn't until the 1880s that English was considered an official language of Canada. Because of the vast amount of immigrants that came from Britain and were schooled in Britain, English became a fairly popular language in Canada.