• Canada

    Who came to Canada first Vikings or Natives?

    We now know that Columbus was one of the last explorers to reach the Americas, not the first. Five hundred years before Columbus, a daring band of Vikings led by leif erikson he set foot in North America and established a settlement. Who were the first natives or Vikings in Canada? The result was a permanent European colony. A thousand years ago, the First Peoples met Norse Navigators (sometimes called Vikings) along the eastern coast of Canada. While the Norse did not stay, they now had knowledge of lands beyond the Atlantic Ocean. Were the Vikings the first to discover Canada? It was exactly 1,000 years ago. It has long…

  • Canada

    Who lived in Canada before the Vikings?

    Pre-European settlements Before the Norse arrived in Newfoundland, there is evidence of aboriginal occupations in the L’Anse aux Meadows area, the oldest dating back to approximately 6,000 years ago. Neither was contemporary with the Norse occupation. Were there Vikings in Canada before the natives? Although at L’Anse aux Meadows it appears that the Norse rarely or never encountered the First Peoples, the the archaeological record shows long-term indigenous presence in the areaboth before and after the Norse occupation. Were the Vikings the first to discover Canada? It was exactly 1,000 years ago. It has long been known that the Vikings were the first Europeans to make the long journey to…