Why Was Alexander Mackenzie Important To Canada

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In 1779 Sir Alexander Mackenzie (Fur trader and explorer) reaches Canada. Mackenzie was one of the first European explorer to cross North America. He had a lot of part in the North West Company with trading. Later in his life Mackenzie would go on to do many things one being his trips to the oceans in 1789 he made it to the Arctic Ocean and in 1793 he made to the Pacific Ocean. Mackenzie also wrote a book called “Voyages from Montreal to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans”. He also has a river named after him called the Mackenzie River and a park named after him called Sir Alexander Mackenzie Provincial Park. He also has a statue near the parliament buildings in Ottawa. Alexander Mackenzie is important to Canada because he was one of the first
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