List of Canadian new wave bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as new wave 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 new wave 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 new wave band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.
This list below has everything from Tegan and Sara to Emily Haines.If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular new wave bands from Canada?" and "Which new wave bands started in Canada?" then this list will answer your questions.