From 1604-1607, Champlain led the exploration and settlement of Acadia, then, in 1608, established the French settlement in Canada that is now Quebec City. He was the first European to describe the Great Lakes, and published maps of his journeys and accounts of what he learned from the natives.
Editors. "First voyage by French navigator, Samuel de Champlain to Canada". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 January 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=2078, accessed 22 December 2014.]