Canada Day seems the perfect occasion to take stock of how much our national identity informs the music made by some of our country’s best artists.

Be it Canada's wild, natural beauty, the diverse landscapes, long treks between gigs or any of the other hundreds of ways our country reveals itself in the music, the gallery above makes one thing clear: Canada is full of surprises, challenges and wonder.

On behalf of CBC Music and these incredible musicians, happy Canada Day. 

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posted by Andrea Warner on Jun 27, 2013