First Footprints in Canada
Archaeologists discover footprints in BC more than 13,000 years old
Dr. Duncan McLaren of the Hakai Institute and the Anthropology department at the University of Victoria and colleagues excavated the footprints over two seasons in the field. They found twelve footprints sunk into soft clay and likely made by two adults and a child - possibly a family - and a hearth where a fire would have been made. The footprints can't be dated directly, but charcoal in the sand that had filled the first footprint was dated to 13,200 years ago, suggesting the prints are likely to be at least that old.
This find lends support to the idea that the first humans in the Americas entered the continent by coastal migration, since any land route would have been blocked by the continental ice cap