1754 in Canada

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Events from the year 1754 in Canada.


  • 1754–63 - French and Indian War (the colonial phase of Europe's Seven Years' War)
  • Anthony Henday travels west from Hudson Bay onto Plains, meets natives on horseback and sees Rocky Mountains.
  • French and Indian War begins in North America; becomes Seven Years' War when fighting spreads to Europe (1756).
  • Hudson's Bay Company Anthony Hendry travels to upper South Saskatchewan River, to Ft. La Jonquierre region with presents and trade goods.
  • France sends 3,000 regulars to Canada. Fort Duquesne is built. Benjamin Franklin says the British Colonies will have no peace while France holds Canada. Ango-French competition in the Ohio Valley sparks conflict.
  • George Washington's troops at Fort Duquesne open the French and Indian War, counterpart of the Seven Years' War in Europe.
  • Tuesday May 28: Washington, with a few men, attacks Jumonville, with thirty followers, near the confluence of the Monongahela and Ohio Rivers. Jumonville and nine of his command are killed. The rest are taken prisoners. The French allege that, before firing began, Jumonville signaled that he had a proposal to make; but Washington says that he observed no signal.