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11th century in Canada

Events from the 11th century in Canada.

Events

985 - 1014 - Viking Explorations. Norsemen, including Erik the Red and Leif Ericson, set up outposts in North America and encounter Inuit, Beothuks, and Micmacs.
  • c. 1000: Thule people arrive in Nunavut.
  • c. 1000: Leif (the Lucky) Ericson reaches L'Anse aux Meadows, in Newfoundland.
  • c. 1000: The land that would become Canada supports 300,000 native people.
  • c. 1007: Gudrid (born in Iceland around 950) gives birth to a son, Snorri, the first European child born in North America.
  • c. 1014: The first European colony in North America is established at L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland.