When Was Canada Founded?

Canada is considered one of the most beautiful countries in the world, and if you have ever gone to Canada, you are probably acquainted with the fact that people in Canada are very kind-hearted. However, has this country’s kindness always been present from its start? Well, this is what we are going to tell you in this article. So, have a look at the following points to know more about the history of Canada and when it was founded.

Geographical Location and Present Status

Canada was occupied by indigenous people before the arrival of Europeans. France and Britain held occupation over Canada for a long period of time. These two countries fought over many places, claimed lands, and established many colonies. 

Canada, as we know it today, was found in 1982 after the country was patriated and given full independence from Britain. Prior to this time, beginning in 1848 with a formalization of government in Canada, Britain was allowed to influence the country. In 1931, the Statute of Westminster recognized Canada as co-equal with the United Kingdom, but the British Parliament still held influence in Canada.

Looking back further, the first colonization of Canada began in 1534, with permanent settlements forming in 1608. France ceded control of all possessions in Canada in 1763 after being defeated in the Seven Years’ War.

Canada consists of ten provinces and three territories, and it extends from the Arctic Ocean to the north and from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean. Canada is otherwise known as the second-largest country after Russia, and you might be surprised to know that it has a population close to 38 million. Montreal, Calgary, and Ottawa are the largest cities.