Canada History - The first people to live
on the land of Montreal were the Indians. The first
Europeans came to the land in 1534. It was after Cartier
came that even more Europeans came to Montreal wanting
to have a part in this new land.
Then in the year of 1642 a man came to the area of
Old Montreal. His name Paul Chomedey,
Sieur de Maisonneuve and with his group of French
Colonists he founded Ville Marie. It was a small Catholic
In the late 18th century, this small Ville Marie
had grown so immensely that it was now a port of Montreal
instead of a trading post.
In 1791 The Canadian Constitution Act turned Canada
into two separate Upper Canada and Lower Canada.
Quebec was the Capital of the Lower
Canada and its first commerce was fur trading. Up
until the 29th century most of the people worked on
farms with agriculture and forestry making most of
It wasn’t until 1830 that Montréal,
which is also called the "Paris of the North"
was now Canada's major industrial center.
In the year 1967 The Expo 67 World's Fair gave
Québec's place among modern nations
of the world.
Now in the modern age we find that the area with
its multitude of natural resources and energy sources
has brought it to the forefront of major cities in
the world. Montreal continues to
prosper and the people work in a myriad of fields.
The future of the City of Montreal
looks even brighter as more and more visitors come
to the area the tourist industry is making enormous
profits. There in a city that millions call their
home others have found a wonderful vacationing spot
and they return year after year to enjoy all Montreal
has to offer.