French explorer Jacques Cartier arrived in 1534, and Samuel de Champlain arrived in 1603 to build French settlements. Soon after, Jesuit missionaries followed and in 1663, Louis XIV of France dubbed the area "New France". The British won control of Canada in the French and Indian War in 1763; however, Parliament passed the Quebec act in 1774, ensuring the continuation of French civil law in Quebec. In 1974, Quebec proclaimed French as its official language.
Our I Love You Canada Print celebrates our neighbors to the north with a whole lot of maple leaves. Designed by Annie Galvin at 3 Fish Studios in San Francisco, California, and printed on-site in the Outer Sunset with 8-color UltraChrome K3™ inks on 300 gsm Hot Press Bright paper. Archival, highest possible quality.
Map of Canada. "Our Home and Native Land" By Jen Adomeit 2006, A Canadian Artist, school teacher with a degree in Geography from UNBC (2007) and Education from Vancouver Island University (2008). Her heritage includes Swiss, German, French Canadian and Ukrainian – but no Aboriginal ancestry. Fascinated by the striking artistic style of the Northwest Coast First Nations, she created this painting representative of that style, while taking a FN art class while attending UNBC,