Happy Canada Day!!
According to a Canadian Blogger the fur trade was definitely a significant factor in the selection of the beaver as an official emblem of Canada. Without the beaver, Canada as we know it, would not exist. Everything changed the moment when early French explorers realized, “Well, they don’t have any gold, but damn! Those rodents would make good looking hats.” Beginning in the 16th century, the fur trade was the backbone of the colonial economy and a major international industry for roughly 300 years.