Historical Events of the Pacific Northwest Coast

A listing of events that are influential in shaping the history of the Pacific Northwest

1700 Cascadia Earthquake

(1700 to 1700)


Juan Perez in the Santiago makes first contact with the Northern Haida

(1774 to 1774)

Juan Perez sights land off current day Langara Island. The first impressions.

Nootka Convention

(1790 to 1794)

The Nootka Sound Conventions were a series of three agreements between the Kingdom of Spain and the Kingdom of Great Britain, signed in the 1790s, which averted a war between the two empires over overlapping claims to portions of the Pacific Northwest coast of North America. The inhabitants of the region were not consulted by either European kingdom.