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With the end of the American revolution came an influx of Loyalists subjects into the colonies that were still British such as Upper and Lower Canada and the Maritimes. These colonies began to absorb the majority of new loyalist immigration and rapid growth occurred for the next 10 years. Although the newly independent United States did intimidate a percentage of British immigrants that would have migrate to the US with hesitation, a large number considered the still British colonies of the Maritimes and the Canada's as a safer, friendlier alternative.

The British also began to assert themselves on the west coast of North America with the epic voyages and exploration of Captain James Cook in the 1770's and Captain George Vancouver in the 1790's. The Hudson Bay Company was very active in the mapping and exploration of the interior of present day Canada in the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia with