Samuel de Champlain: Vision, Courage and Achievement

Over 400 years ago, a 33 year old citizen of France landed on the shore of a new land. Even at this young age, he was a seasoned explorer and a brilliant map-maker. Over the next 30 years, despite hardship, deprivation, resistance from his own government and armed conflict, he would affectively lay the initial foundation of what would become the nation of Canada.