Champlain came over with the de Monts expedition of Champlain was instrumental in the founding of Port Royal (Acadia) and there (before he was ever to get to Quebec) he spent his first three winters in the New World.
xplorer and navigator John Cabot was born Giovanni Caboto in Italy around By he had moved to Bristol, England, with his family. He made a voyage in 1497 on the ship Matthew and claimed land in Canada—mistaking it for Asia—for King Henry VII of England.
The Acadians are first Canadian settlers originating from France who were deported out of their homes and off their land in Nova Scotia by British Soldiers in the word Acadian was shortened to 'Cajun'.
Québec History 2 - 1608 Samuel de Champlain (This is really good. Puts you right there at the beginning of Champlain's Québec) When you think of how brave and intrepid these early explorers of our country were, it just makes one amazed (and very proud).