Why did the French settle in Canada?
Originally, the French came to trade for furs with Native Americans. After the revolutionary war and French and Indian war, the settlement of Canada was what was was left to them.
Various indigenous First Nations settled in Canada thousands of years ago, well before the arrival of any Europeans. The first known Europeans to settle in Canada were Vikings, who built at least one settlement in Newfoundland around the year 1000. The next Europeans to settle in Canada were the French, in 1541.
Take a guess. Correct, it was, shockingly enough, the FRENCH! France was the first nation to settle what is now Canada. Fun fact: They called it 'Canada', after a native word, 'kanata', meaning 'village'. The British acquired Canada in the 7 Years War (Or, as we often call it, the 'French and Indian War') and introduced English, but many people in Quebec, where the original french colony was located, still speak the old language.