New France (1534-1763)
Services and information
Timeline of European settlement in Canada, from 1000 to 1774.
Arrival of Strangers exhibition
The arrival of Europeans seen through Indigenous eyes.
History of First Nations: Newcomer relations
Military and commercial alliances between Europeans and Indigenous Peoples up to 1763.
Virtual museum of New France
Everyday life of settlers in New France, including economic activities and social customs.
History of treaty-making
Timeline of treaties between European and Indigenous Peoples in Canada from 1534 to the present..
Early North American warfare
Battles waged by the French and English forces to secure control of the land.
Archival records and resources
Search databases and find online resources for archival information.
National historic sites
Plan your visit to Canadian military landmarks dating back to New France.
Documentaries about New France and its people.
What we are doing
Laws and regulations
Madwoman of God (film)
Watch this feature-length film, which tells the story of Marie de l’Incarnation, the first female writer of New France.
Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site
Plan a trip to Forges du Saint-Maurice, Canada’s first industrial village known for its ironworks.
A History of the Canadian Dollar – New France (PDF)
Read about how the use of playing cards contributed to the development of New France’s economy.
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