Radisson and des Groseilliers were French explorers and fur traders. Their discoveries led to the creation of the Hudson Bay Company, Canada's oldest corporation and one of the oldest merchant companies in the world.
A look at the life of Jacques Cartier, the French explorer whose expeditions led to the building of French settlements at the present day cities of Montréal and Quebec City.
A look at the life of Sir John Franklin, an Arctic explorer, who mysteriously vanished with his crew on his third attempt to find the Northwest Passage, a sailing route through the present-day Canadian Arctic Ocean.
A look at the life of Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro who conquered the Inca empire and claimed Peru for Spain.