French explorer Jacques Cartier is most known for exploring the northern region of the Americas along the St. Lawrence River, and ultimately giving Canada its name. Cartier supported many prominent explorers before makin... More »

French explorer Jacques Cartier extensively explored the eastern region of Canada, ultimately allowing the French government to lay claim to lands within Canada. In addition to securing future land acquisition for the Fr... More »

Jacques Cartier is known for exploring and claiming Canada for the French empire. Cartier, who was originally interested in finding a westward passage to Asia, is credited as being the first European to map the Gulf of S... More »

French explorer Jacques Cartier extensively explored the eastern region of Canada, ultimately allowing the French government to lay claim to lands within Canada. In addition to securing future land acquisition for the Fr... More »

Explorer Jacques Cartier took three voyages to present day North America during his exploration of Canada. His first trip, which began on April 20, 1534, took him from France to the west coast of Newfoundland where he fo... More »

Jacques Cartier, a French navigator, and his crew formed the first European expedition that sailed up the St. Lawrence River and established the French claim to territory in Canada. Cartier was born in St. Malo's seaport... More »

Jacques Cartier is known for exploring and claiming Canada for the French empire. Cartier, who was originally interested in finding a westward passage to Asia, is credited as being the first European to map the Gulf of S... More »