Canada Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List

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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
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
Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

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

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

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

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

7
Three Days Grace is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
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
Pop punk, Rapcore, Melodic hardcore

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

28
Colin MacDonald is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
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
Pop punk, Heavy metal, Breakbeat

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Raine Maida is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Canadian Alternative Rock Bands List
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
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
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
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
Pop punk, Synthpop, New Wave

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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