1789 in Canada
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Events from the year 1789 in Canada.
- 1789-93 - Alexander Mackenzie of Canada, seeking northern river route to the Pacific, travels to the Arctic Ocean; on second journey he crosses continent by land, making contact with many tribes.
- Alexander Mackenzie journeys to the Beaufort Sea, following what would later be named the Mackenzie River.
- French Revolution begins
- David Thompson learns surveying from Philip Turnor.
- Lord Grenville proposes that lands in Upper Canada be held in free and common soccage, and that the tenure of Lower Canadian lands be optional with the inhabitants.
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