R.M. of Lansdowne /  History / Pivotal Events

Timeline ... 1600 - 1699

The World

British Colonies are established along the east coast of North America. These colonies would eventually become the “13 Colonies” that would break away from Britain to for the United States


What new know as Central Canada (Quebec and Ontario) is called New France. The profits available through the Fur Trade would prompt westward exploration.


Henry Kelsey travels southwest from Hudson Bay – to the eastern edge of the great plains

The French Explorer, La Verendrye, builds Fort La Reine on the Assiniboine River (near present day Portage La Prairie).

Arden and the R.M. of Lansdowne