15 Best Canadian Rock Bands Of All-Time

Best Canadian Rock Bands
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Music and musicians over the globe have created a huge impact. So, today I will help you with my picks of the best Canadian bands of all time. They created a huge impact, also, inspired many other musicians to come forward and pursue the dream.

All the musicians on the list have a huge fan following and have gained stature. They also may be some who helped to get Canadian musicians the respect and recognition they deserve.

So, here comes my top pick of the best 15 Canadian bands of All time.

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15. Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Bachman Turner Overdrive - You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet 1974 Video Sound HQ

This blues-rock band was formed in the year 1973. The band gave some of the very formidable riffs with many hits during the mid-70s. One of the best Canadian bands ever.

14. Loverboy

Loverboy - Turn Me Loose (Video)

The group was formed in 1979 and was widely popular for their song “Turn me loose” which was widely loved in both Canada and the USA. They were one of the most successful Canadian Bands during the ’80s.

13. Arkells

Arkells - Knocking At The Door

They came together in 2006 and shortly got popular with their indie rock music gaining a wide fan-following. The group of Max Kerman, Mike DeAngelis, Nick Dika, Tim Oxford, Anthony Carone, and Dan Griffin have received numerous awards which includes winning multiple Juno awards.

12. Barenaked Ladies

Barenaked Ladies - One Week (Official Music Video)

They are Ontario’s own rock band which was formed in the late ’80s. Earlier in their career, they used to make acoustic music but later trying fusion with other genres. Also, they were nominated for two grammy awards and have won multiple Juno awards. One of the best Canadian bands ever.

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11. Hearts

Heart - Alone (Official Music Video)

They were originally formed in Seattle, Washington but received their fame and recognition after moving to Canada. Also, they are a Rock n Roll hall of fame. Also, selling over 35 million album copies around the globe is not a small achievement.

10. Three Days Grace

Three Days Grace - Never Too Late (Official Music Video)

This band was formed in the post-grunge era. They are widely popular and have been no.1 in the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Track charts. Also, they are one of the top rock artists across the USA and Canada.

9. Metric

Metric - Black Sheep (Brie Larson Vocal Version) ft. Brie Larson

Formed in 1998. This band has won several awards in Canada. They are the Indie champs in Canada. Also, their song “Gimme Sympathy” breaks many stereotypes and shows the Indie self.

8. Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire - Everything Now (Official Video)

This Indie Rock band was formed in the early 2000s and is one of the most successful Indie rock bands in Canada to date. Also, they have won many awards which also include them bagging a grammy award in 2011 for “Album of the Year”.

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7. Great Big Sea

The Chemical Worker's Song (Process Man)

For twenty years, the beloved folk-rock stars from St. John’s, Newfoundland, brought traditional East Coast music to the masses.

6. Saga

SAGA - On The Loose (Original Video Clip from VH1)

They used to make progressive rock music and were widely recognized in the country and also have won several awards to receive many golds and platinum albums worldwide.

5. Nickelback

Nickelback - How You Remind Me [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

This band has gained huge commercial success across the country and sold more than 50 million album copies worldwide. Also, according to billboard, they were the best and most successful rock band in 2009. Also, they are one of the best bands of the decade. One of the best Canadian rock bands ever.

4. The Band

The Band - The Weight

The band is one of the best country-rock bands of all time in Canada. Also, according to AllMusic, The Band is one of the most popular and one of the most influential bands of all time. Also, they are ranked 50 in the list of Greatest of All-time by The Rolling Stones.

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3. The Tragically Hip

The Tragically Hip - Ahead By A Century (Official Music Video)

They were the best-selling Canadian band between 1996-2016. They have also received a massive amount of Juno awards at 16. Also, after the death of their lead singer Gord Downie, the band came to their retirement as a tribute to their fellow mate.

2. The Guess Who

The Guess Who - No Sugar Tonight / New Mother Nature (Audio)

One of the very oldest from Canada formed in the early 1960s. Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings receiving huge fame with their commercial success with hits like  “American Woman,” “Laughing” and many others. One of the best Canadian rock bands ever.

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1. Rush

Rush - Tom Sawyer (Official Music Video)

The best rock band in the history of Canada. They were a group of philosophers with great musical potential. Also, Rush has given classics like “Tom Sawyer”. Which help the group receives 24 gold, 14 platinum, and three multi-platinum albums. Rush will always have their own level of supremacy.

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