Owen K.

St. Catharines, Ontario

Niagara Catholic Regional Fair

Samuel de Champlain

Samuel de Champlain was an amazing explorer and cartographer. He drew the first accurate map of Upper Canada and also settled the first city in Canada. He was also the first European man to form an alliance with First Nations people.




What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

The most interesting thing I learned was that Samuel de Champlain was the first person to accurately map Upper Canada. These maps included waterways and trading posts that helped with the exportation of goods. The mapping was done with the Huron tribe while searching for the Northwest passage.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

I learned that it is beneficial to work with other nations to benefit each other. By working with other nations we can protect each other, strengthen our economies and teach each other the value of our customs. Canada has a rich history of having other nations melt into our communities.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

Champlain was creating the first map of Canada whereas today we have many styles of maps available to us in many forms. Ours maps today are made with electronics which are made easier and more in depth than the ones he made with his compass and writing materials. Today we also have many cities to live in as well as many routes to export goods from Canada.