Metal Canadian Hard Rock Bands List

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List of Canadian hard rock bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as hard 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 hard 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 hard 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 ranges from Neil Young to Rush, plus much more.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular hard rock bands from Canada?" and "Which hard rock bands started in Canada?" then this list will answer your questions.
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Neil Young is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Canadian Hard Rock Bands List
Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge

2
Rush is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Canadian Hard Rock Bands List
Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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

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

5
Heart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Canadian Hard Rock Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock

6
Geddy Lee is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Canadian Hard Rock Bands List
Heavy metal, Progressive rock, Hard rock

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

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

9
Neil Peart is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Canadian Hard Rock Bands List
Progressive metal, Swing music, Heavy metal

10
Triumph is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Canadian Hard Rock Bands List
Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Progressive rock

11
The Guess Who is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Canadian Hard Rock Bands List
Blues-rock, Classic rock, Pop music

12
Bachman–Turner Overdrive is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Canadian Hard Rock Bands List
Boogie rock, Rock music, Hard rock

13
April Wine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Canadian Hard Rock Bands List
Rock music, Hard rock

14
Jeff Healey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Canadian Hard Rock Bands List
Blues-rock, Rock music, Jazz

15
Bif Naked is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Canadian Hard Rock Bands List
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

16
Theory of a Deadman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Canadian Hard Rock Bands List
Country rock, Acoustic music, Pop rock

17
Loverboy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Canadian Hard Rock Bands List
Rock music, Pop rock, Power pop

18
Pat Travers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Canadian Hard Rock Bands List
Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

19
Annihilator is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Canadian Hard Rock Bands List
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal

20
Finger Eleven is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Canadian Hard Rock Bands List
Nu metal, Dance-punk, Grunge

21
Frank Marino is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Canadian Hard Rock Bands List
Blues-rock, Heavy metal, Hard rock

22
Art of Dying is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Canadian Hard Rock Bands List
Post-grunge, Alternative rock, Alternative metal

23
The Tragically Hip is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Canadian Hard Rock Bands List
Blues-rock, Canadian rock, Rock music

24
Keith Scott is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Canadian Hard Rock Bands List
Adult contemporary music, Rock music, Pop rock

25
Colin MacDonald is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Canadian Hard Rock Bands List
Rock music, Alternative rock, Hard rock

26
Helix is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Canadian Hard Rock Bands List
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

27
Dave Baksh is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Canadian Hard Rock Bands List
Pop punk, Heavy metal, Breakbeat

28
Adam Gontier is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Canadian Hard Rock Bands List
Nu metal, Grunge, Heavy metal

29
Slik Toxik is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Canadian Hard Rock Bands List
Rock music, Heavy metal, Hard rock

30
Trooper is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Canadian Hard Rock Bands List
Rock music, Pop rock, Hard rock

31
Barry Stock is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Canadian Hard Rock Bands List
Post-grunge, Alternative rock, Alternative metal

32
Die Mannequin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Canadian Hard Rock Bands List
Glam metal, Rock music, Alternative rock

33
Max Webster is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Canadian Hard Rock Bands List
Rock music, Progressive rock, Hard rock

34
Honeymoon Suite is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Canadian Hard Rock Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

35
Shawn Drover is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Canadian Hard Rock Bands List
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Metalcore

36
Ryan Peake is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Canadian Hard Rock Bands List
Rock music, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

37
Evans Blue is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Canadian Hard Rock Bands List
Post-grunge, Alternative rock, Alternative metal

38
Harem Scarem is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Canadian Hard Rock Bands List
Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Heavy metal

39
Lukas Rossi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Canadian Hard Rock Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

40
Tyler Connolly is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Canadian Hard Rock Bands List
Post-grunge, Alternative rock, Alternative metal

41
Prism is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Canadian Hard Rock Bands List
Rock music, Pop rock, Hard rock

42
Danko Jones is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Canadian Hard Rock Bands List
Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock

43
Pride Tiger is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Canadian Hard Rock Bands List
Rock music, Alternative rock, Hard rock

44
Tom Thacker is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Canadian Hard Rock Bands List
Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk

45
Thor is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Canadian Hard Rock Bands List
Power metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

46
Randy Jackson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Canadian Hard Rock Bands List
Hip hop music, Blues-rock, Pop music

47
Hugh Dillon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Canadian Hard Rock Bands List
Soft rock, Rock and roll, Indie rock

48
Chilliwack is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Canadian Hard Rock Bands List
Rock music, Pop rock, Progressive rock

49
Moxy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Canadian Hard Rock Bands List
Rock music, Heavy metal, Hard rock

50
Jeff Martin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Canadian Hard Rock Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Folk music