Help Canadians Live in True Viking Style: Recognize Leif Erikson Day Nationally

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While our history books might focus on explorers like John Cabot or Jacques Cartier, should true credit for Canada’s discovery be given to a crowd with a more… Viking vibe? Despite lesson plans to the contrary, it’s thought that the first Europeans to set foot on what’s now Canadian soil were actually Vikings.

Norse explorer Leif Erikson and a crew of 35 Vikings made it to Baffin Island, Nunavut, before travelling down to Newfoundland and Labrador, where finally they settled in Vinland for a winter season.

To help ensure that Leif and his fellow víkverir receive the recognition they deserve, Ubisoft is introducing a petition to have Leif Erikson Day recognized as a national holiday in Canada in time for the release of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

To this day, Viking culture and lifestyle continues to have an influence on Canadians. From style notes to a strong affinity for proper hygiene and our natural love of the outdoors it’s time to celebrate our history.

Leif Erikson Day is celebrated in select provinces on October 9th. Sign the petition to help make Leif Erikson Day a nationally recognized holiday from coast to coast. Afterall, wouldn’t a Viking want you to have a day off that happens to coincide with the launch of your next favourite video game?

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