Community & Current Events

The ultimate Canadian summer playlist

By: Simone Castello

Photography by Janis Nicolay</br>Styling by Heather Cameron Author: Canadian Living Credits: Photography by Janis Nicolay</br>Styling by Heather Cameron

Community & Current Events

The ultimate Canadian summer playlist

By: Simone Castello

Music (and the perfect song list, really) is an essential element for a quintessential summer. Whether we’re playing it in the background while hanging out at the lake or belting along while driving to our destination, different songs become associated with the memories we make.

We asked you, our readers, to share some of your favourite songs for the summer, and you certainly delivered. From classic Canadian crooners like Neil Young and Shania Twain to more contemporary favourites like Arkells and Walk Off The Earth, we’ve compiled the ultimate playlist for your summer adventures.

Simply click on the songs in our iTunes playlist, below, to download your favourites.

CLASSIC AND CANADIAN:
Artist Song
1. Great Big Sea End Of The World
2. Lights Drive My Soul
3. Bedouin Soundclash When The Night Feels My Song
4. Neil Young Harvest Moon
5. Shania Twain Forever And For Always
6. Barenaked Ladies If I Had $1,000,000
7. Tragically Hip Bobcaygeon
8. Arkells Where U Goin
9. Walk Off The Earth Red Hands
10. Arcade Fire Afterlife
11. Vince Vaccaro Catch A Fire
12. Spirit Of The West Home For A Rest
13. Tom Cochrane Life Is A HighWay
14. City And Colour The Girl
15. Nelly Furtado I'm Like A Bird

TIMELESS MUST-HAVES:
Artist Song
16. Neil Diamond Sweet Caroline
17. The Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight
18. Jack Johnson Constellations
19. Jason Mraz The Remedy
20. 311 Amber
21. Keane Somewhere Only We Know
22. Ben E King Stand By Me
23. Weezer Island In The Sun
24. AC/DC Highway To Hell
25. Fleetwood Mac Landslide
26. Lynyrd Skynyrd Sweet Home Alabama
27. Billy Ray Cyrus Achy Breaky Heart
28. Coldplay The Scientist
29. Lindsey Buckingham Holiday Road
30. The Proclaimers 500 Miles


Have we missed any of your selections? Share your favourite songs of the summer in our comments section, below. For more awesome summer activities, camping tips and Canadian travel destinations, visit our expert’s guide to the Canadian outdoors.

Share X
Community & Current Events

The ultimate Canadian summer playlist

Login