Basque Canadians

White Africans of European ancestry French Canadians Huguenots
Basque Canadians
Canadiens basques
Regions with significant populations
Atlantic Canada, Quebec, Ontario
Canadian English, French, Spanish, and Basque
Roman Catholicism, Protestantism
Related ethnic groups
Basques, French Canadians, Spanish Canadians

Basque Canadians are Canadian citizens of Basque descent, or Basque people who were born in the Basque Country and reside in Canada. As of 2016, 6,965 people claimed Basque ancestry.[1]

Basque sailors were whaling and fishing around Newfoundland beginning in 1525 and ending around 1626.[2]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Ethnic origin population". statcan. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Basques". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 13 May 2017.