The ancient map of Canada shows evolutions of Canada. This historical map of Canada will allow you to travel in the past and in the history of Canada in Americas. The Canada ancient map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
The aboriginal population is estimated to have been between 200,000 and two million in the late 15th century, with a figure of 500,000 accepted by Canada Royal Commission on Aboriginal Health. As a consequence of the European colonization, Ancient Canada aboriginal peoples suffered from repeated outbreaks of newly introduced infectious diseases such as influenza, measles, and smallpox (to which they had no natural immunity as its shown in the Ancient Canada map), resulting in a forty- to eighty-percent population decrease in the centuries after the European arrival.
The first known attempt at European colonization began when Norsemen settled briefly at L'Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland around 1000 AD. No further European exploration occurred until 1497, when Italian seafarer John Cabot explored ancient Canada Atlantic coast for England. Basque and Portuguese mariners established seasonal whaling and fishing outposts along the Atlantic coast in the early 16th century. In 1534, French explorer Jacques Cartier explored the St. Lawrence River, where on July 24 he planted a 10-metre (33 ft) cross bearing the words "Long Live the King of France", and took possession of the territory in the name of King Francis I of France as its mentioned in the Ancient Canada map.
Following several constitutional conferences, the 1867 Constitution Act officially proclaimed Canadian Confederation on July 1, 1867, initially with four provinces – Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick. Ancient Canada assumed control of Rupert Land and the North-Western Territory to form the Northwest Territories as you can see in the Ancient Canada map, where the Métis grievances ignited the Red River Rebellion and the creation of the province of Manitoba in July 1870.