The Best Canadian Rock Bands Bands/Musicians

The Best Canadian Rock Bands

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List Criteria: Only bands or rock musicians who are from Canada

Over the years, Canada has produced some of the finest rock bands in the world. Though the Canadian rock scene doesn't get as much acclaim as that in the U.S. and UK, Canadian rock bands are some of the most popular in the world. There's a nice mix of famous Canadian bands across all rock genres and many of these groups have had international hits and have toured across the globe. What separates Canadian rock from others is how it has shaped various subgenres of rock that includes progressive rock, pop punk, heavy metal and indie rock. Simply stated, Canadians know how to rock.

So, what are the best Canadian rock bands? Anyone who is familiar with Canadian rock knows that there's a treasure trove of talent in the Great White North. That's why you'll see the names of international superstars like Rush, Neil Young, Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene and Nickelback on here in addition to top Canadian bands like Three Days Grace, Matthew Good Band, Our Lady Peace and Billy Talent. There are a few things you can argue about Canadian rock, but the thing that's indisputable is how influential Canadian rock bands are on the rest of the world.

That said, it's up to you to determine what is the best Canadian rock band. If you notice that a band is missing from this list, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best Canadian rock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest Canadian rock musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular Canadian rock bands that you might've heard of. 
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    Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Blues-rock, Canadian rock, Rock music

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    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Pop music

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    Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge

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    Boogie rock, Rock music, Hard rock

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    Rock music, Hard rock

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    Americana, Blues-rock, Rock music

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    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Heartland rock

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    added by RobinGallego
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    added by DannyMcCoy
    Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

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    Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Progressive rock

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    Rock music, Folk rock, Acoustic music

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    Rock music, Pop rock, Power pop

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    added by MikeBall
    Country rock

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    Rock music, Pop rock, Post-grunge

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    added by MikeArnold

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    Pop music, Folk music, Folk jazz

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    Rock music, Pop rock, Progressive rock

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    Rock music, Pop rock, Hard rock

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    Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    added by Elise Hennigan
    Indie pop, Alternative rock, Art rock

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    Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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    added by MichielCoolen
    Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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    added by seabass2112
    Rock music, Progressive rock, Hard rock

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    Jangle pop, Indie pop, Rock music

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    Alternative rock

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    added by PeterHanus
    Rock music, Alternative rock

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    added by Jamie Long
    Progressive rock, Blues, Hard rock Progressive rock; Hard rock

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    Rock music, Folk rock, Alternative rock

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    Pop punk, Rapcore, Melodic hardcore

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    Canadian rock, Rock music, Indie rock

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    added by rexmurphy2014
    Heavy metal, Alternative rock, Progressive rock

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    added by MichielCoolen
    Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Rock music

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    added by MikeBall
    Rock music, Pop rock, Hard rock

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    added by jma019
    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Piano rock

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    added by seabass2112
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

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    Rock music

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    Nu metal, Dance-punk, Grunge

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    added by Paysagements Lefrancois
    Rock music, Progressive rock, Hard rock

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    Streetheart is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Canadian Rock Bands

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    Rock music, Hard rock

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    added by dejour
    Heartland rock, Rock music

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    Alternative rock, Hard rock

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    added by David CimmShady Lindley
    Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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    added by RichardBuffett
    Rock music, Alternative rock, Indie rock

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    The Stampeders is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Canadian Rock Bands

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    added by Teigan
    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Southern rock

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    Neo-progressive rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    added by Richard Helsby
    Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Rock music

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    Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

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