1797 in Canada

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Events from the year 1797 in Canada.


  • An American, named McLane, being convicted of high treason, is hanged on a gibbet, on the glacis of the fortifications, at Quebec. (Note: possibly 1796)
  • David Thompson leaves Hudson's Bay Company to join North West Company.
  • January 18 - A weekly mail is established between Canada and the United States.
  • January 18 - This notice appears in the Quebec Gazette: "A mail for the upper counties, comprehending Niagara and Detroit, will be closed, at this office, on Monday, 30th instant, at four o'clock in the evening, to be forwarded, from Montreal, by the annual winter express, on Thursday, 2 February next."