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Scandinavian, seafaring warriors who went on ""raiding parties"" or invasions during the 8th to 11th century. Leif Erikisson is thought to have been the first Viking to arrive in Canada in 1000 A.D. He landed in Labrador and established settlements in Newfoundland, such as the remnants of a Norse village discovered at L’Anse-aux-Meadows.

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Pacific and Western Mountains >> One of Canada’s six natural regions. It lies along the pacific coast and encompasses British Columbia and much of the Yukon Territories.