I have no doubt that it was an aboriginal who upon the discovery of Canada held his finger to his lips and told his fellow discoverers to remain silent lest they be considered fools.<quoted text>
Whatever, you can win. It's a good quote whoever fcking said it.
Regardless it seems that a certain poster from Red Deer still consumes the billion year old water. LOL.
Well according to the most recent archealogical data, most likely an aboriginal group from Asia "discovered" the west coast of Canada roughly 14,000 to 20,000 years ago.
The first Europeans to see what is now part of Canada, were the Vikings when they settled in Newfoundland in 1000AD (give or take a few years).
English explorers (well... they were actually Italian but they were sailing for England) mapped out most of the maritimes in Eastern Canada in the 1490's.
The first European nation to actively colonize what is now Canada, were the French in the 1500's when they settled what is now Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Quebec.