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Best Canadian Rock Bands

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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    Moving Pictures, 2112, Hemispheres

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    Live at the Paramount, Shakin' All Over, Share the Land

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    Not Fragile, Bachman-Turner Overdrive II, Rock & Roll Nights

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    At Your Birthday Party, Steppenwolf 7, The Second

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    The Nature of the Beast, Animal Grace, Frigate

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    Harvest, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, After the Gold Rush

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    The Band, Music From Big Pink, The Last Waltz

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    Up to Here, Fully Completely, World Container

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    Endless Wire, If You Could Read My Mind, Summer Side of Life

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    Allied Forces, Never Surrender, Rock & Roll Machine

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    Reckless, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, 11

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    Loverboy, Big Ones, Keep It Up

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    Great Canadian guitar player!

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    Get Me Some, See the Light, Feel This

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    One-X, Life Starts Now, Three Days Grace

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    Gordon, Barenaked for the Holidays, Maybe You Should Drive

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    Hot Shots, Two for the Show, Flying Colors

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    Clumsy, Playlist: The Very Best of Our Lady Peace, Naveed

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    Blue, Court and Spark, Ladies of the Canyon

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    Jagged Little Pill, Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, Under Rug Swept ...

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    Racing After Midnight, Clifton Hill, Honeymoon Suite

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    Rockerbox, The Collectors, Chilliwack

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    Funeral, The Suburbs, Neon Bible

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    Tip, The Greyest of Blue Skies, Finger Eleven

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    Billy Talent II, Billy Talent III, Watoosh!

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    Beautiful Midnight, Underdogs, The Audio of Being

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    Jingle All the Way, Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm, God Shuffled His Feet

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    Let Go, My Happy Ending, Don't Tell Me

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    Rockstar, All the Right Reasons, Photograph

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    We Were Born in a Flame, Chemical City, Love at the End of the World

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    Trust, Generation 13, Worlds Apart

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    All Killer No Filler, Does This Look Infected?, Underclass Hero

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    Prism, Over 60 minutes with..., Armageddon

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    Casino, The Days in Between, Outskirts

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    Between the Bridges, Navy Blues, Smeared

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    Synthetica, Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?

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    Dig, Scenery and Fish, Blue Green Orange

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    added by PeterHanus
    Smilin' Buddha Cabaret, Casual Viewin', Since When

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    Max Webster, High Class in Borrowed Shoes, Mutiny Up My Sleeve

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    Standing in the Dark, Contact, Alien Shores

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    So Jealous, This Business of Art, The Con

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    Hedley, Famous Last Words, Go with the Show

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    Learn & Burn, Trying to Grow, The Sheepdogs

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    Furiosity, The Brown EP, Sweet Mountain River

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    Mystery Walk, Trance and Dance, Metro Music

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    You're a Woman, I'm a Machine, Romance Bloody Romance (Remixes and B ...

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    Heated, Brothers & Sisters, Are You Ready?

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    The Sticks, Touch Up, Eureka

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