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George Vancouver

(1757—1798) naval officer and hydrographer

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exploration by sea

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

For Europeans was, for many centuries, nearly always motivated by trade and profit. The desire for conquest and to spread Christianity were also important corollaries for exploration, and...

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James Cook

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(1728–79)

British naval captain, navigator, and explorer. Cook charted the coasts and seaways of Canada (1759; 1763–7), the St Lawrence Channel and the coasts of Nova Scotia and...

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Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra

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(1743–1794),

Peruvian-born explorer of the Pacific Northwest coast of America. Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra, born a Creole in Lima, made an important contribution to the...

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Vancouver

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas — Theatre.

Canada's third-largest city, founded in 1886 as the terminus of the first national railway. Its many theatrical venues include three city-owned theatres: the 2,900-seat Queen Elizabeth...

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William Kaye Lamb

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(1904–99).

Kaye Lamb significantly shaped Canada's cultural landscape. As provincial librarian and archivist of British Columbia, 1934–9, he founded the British Columbia Historical...

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