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List of Canadian alternative rock bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as alternative rock solo artists from Canada are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great Canadian music that you've never heard before. The alternative rock bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in Canada. If you think the best Canadian alternative rock band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

List contains bands like Avril Lavigne, Alanis Morissette.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular alternative rock bands from Canada?" and "Which alternative rock bands started in Canada?" then this list will answer your questions.

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Avril Lavigne is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
Avril Lavigne Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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Alanis Morissette is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
Alanis Morissette Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

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Nickelback is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
Nickelback Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

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Bryan Adams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
Bryan Adams Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Heartland rock

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Arcade Fire is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
Arcade Fire Indie pop, Alternative rock, Art rock

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Nelly Furtado is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
Nelly Furtado Hip hop music, Rock music, Latin American music

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Three Days Grace is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
Three Days Grace Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Sum 41 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
Sum 41 Pop punk, Rapcore, Melodic hardcore

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Barenaked Ladies is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
Barenaked Ladies Rock music, Folk rock, Acoustic music

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Simple Plan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
Simple Plan Pop punk, Pop music, Emo

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The New Pornographers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
The New Pornographers Jangle pop, Indie pop, Pop rock

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Theory of a Deadman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
Theory of a Deadman Country rock, Acoustic music, Pop rock

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Dallas Green is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
Dallas Green Folk music, Acoustic music, Melodic hardcore

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Silverstein is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
Silverstein Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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Our Lady Peace is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
Our Lady Peace Rock music, Pop rock, Post-grunge

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Daniel Powter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
Daniel Powter Indie pop, Piano rock, Pop rock

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Crash Test Dummies is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
Crash Test Dummies Rock music, Folk rock, Alternative rock

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Finger Eleven is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
Finger Eleven Nu metal, Dance-punk, Grunge

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Tokyo Police Club is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
Tokyo Police Club Garage rock, Alternative rock, Indie rock

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Fefe Dobson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
Fefe Dobson Pop punk, Indie, Pop music

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Art of Dying is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
Art of Dying Post-grunge, Alternative rock, Alternative metal

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The Tragically Hip is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
The Tragically Hip Blues-rock, Canadian rock, Rock music

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Lights is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
Lights Indie pop, Dubstep, Synthpop

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Billy Talent is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
Billy Talent Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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Cowboy Junkies is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
Cowboy Junkies Americana, Blues-rock, Rock music

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Hawk Nelson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
Hawk Nelson Pop punk, Christian punk, Pop rock

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FM Static is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
FM Static Pop punk, Christian punk, Power pop

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Colin MacDonald is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
Colin MacDonald Rock music, Alternative rock, Hard rock

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Dave Baksh is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
Dave Baksh Pop punk, Heavy metal, Breakbeat

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Raine Maida is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
Raine Maida Spoken word, Rock music, Post-grunge

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Adam Gontier is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
Adam Gontier Nu metal, Grunge, Heavy metal

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The Birthday Massacre is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
The Birthday Massacre Synthpop, New Wave, Industrial rock

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Hot Hot Heat is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
Hot Hot Heat Indie pop, New Wave, Dance-punk

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Faber Drive is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
Faber Drive Pop punk, Synthpop, New Wave

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Barry Stock is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
Barry Stock Post-grunge, Alternative rock, Alternative metal

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Die Mannequin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
Die Mannequin Glam metal, Rock music, Alternative rock

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Mike Turner is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
Mike Turner Rock music, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

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Ryan Peake is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
Ryan Peake Rock music, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

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Esthero is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
Esthero Hip hop music, Lounge music, Rock music

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Matthew Good is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
Matthew Good Rock music, Acoustic music, Alternative rock

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Matt Thiessen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
Matt Thiessen Pop punk, Christian music, Piano rock

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IllScarlett is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
IllScarlett Ska punk, Rock music, Reggae rock

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Bedouin Soundclash is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
Bedouin Soundclash Ska, Reggae, Alternative rock

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Hedley is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
Hedley Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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The Moffatts is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
The Moffatts Pop music, Pop rock, Alternative rock

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Tal Bachman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
Tal Bachman Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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Kevin Hearn is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
Kevin Hearn Alternative rock

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Jason McCaslin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
Jason McCaslin Pop punk, Garage punk, Garage rock

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Sloan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
Sloan Jangle pop, Indie pop, Rock music

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Odds is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
Odds Power pop, Alternative rock, Post-punk