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April and spring in Canada are synonymous. The warmth of the sun is returning, maple syrup festivals are in progress, Easter long weekend is comes to an end on April 1 and the tulips are breaking ground.
April 7-13: National Wildlife Week,
April 9: Vimy Ridge Day. Visit a Military Museum
April 10: Jack Miner Birthday-one of the eminent founders of Canada's conservation movement.
Canada Historical April Days & Dates
April 1, 1999 -- Canada's newest territory, Nunavut, is carved out of the eastern Northwest Territories
April 2, 1871 -- The first census of the Dominion of Canada lists the population as 3,689,257.
April 11, 1713 -- Under the Treaty of Utrecht, France recognizes British sovereignty over Hudson Bay (Rupert's Land), Acadia and Newfoundland. France retains possession of St. Pierre and Miquelon, Ile Royale (Cape Breton) and Ile Saint-Jean (P.E.I.).
April 17, 1750 -- A fortified outpost is built on the present site of Toronto. Fort Rouille is intended to encourage Indians to trade furs with the French (later named Fort Toronto).
April 17, 1982 -- With the stroke of a pen by the Queen in Ottawa, Canada gets has its own Constitution.
April 23, 1851 -- Canada's first official postage stamp, the three-penny beaver, is issued.
April 24, 1779 -- The North West Company is formed in Montreal to compete with the Hudson's Bay Company in the fur trade.
April 27, 1813: Battle of York: Town of York destroyed by U. S. Forces War of 1812. See Fort York in Toronto
April 28, 1967 -- Expo 67, a world's fair built on the theme Man and His World, opens in Montreal.
April 28, 1754 -- Louis La Corne plants the first wheat in the west, in the Carrot River Valley of present-day Saskatchewan.
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