Top 40 most important and famous people from Canada

My opinion about the most important or famous people from Canada from the birth of Canadian Confederation in 1867
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Last updated: January 18, 2023
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One of the most important contemporary architects. His buildings, including his private residence in Santa Monica have become world-renowned attractions
Frank Gehry
Female writer, author of The Handmaid's Tale and The Blind Assassin
Margaret Atwood
Female short story writer, winner of Nobel Prize in Literature in 2013
Alice Munro
Writer, author of Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture
Douglas Coupland
Writer, author of The English Patient
Michael Ondaatje
Writer, author of The Adventures of Augie March and Henderson the Rain King, winner of Nobel Prize in Literature in 1976
Saul Bellow
The first prime minister of Canada, serving from 1867 to 1873 and from 1878 to 1891. The dominant figure of Canadian Confederation
John A. Macdonald
Leader of New Democratic Party who introduced the continent's first single-payer, universal health care program
Tommy Douglas
Prime Minister from 1963 to 1968, winner the Nobel Peace Prize in 1957 for organizing the United Nations Emergency Force to resolve the Suez Canal Crisis
Lester B. Pearson
Prime Minister from 2015
Justin Trudeau
Scientist, co-discoverer of insulin and its therapeutic potential, winner of Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1923
Frederick Banting
Physicist, winner of Nobel Prize in Physics in 2019, considered one of the world's leading theoretical cosmologists in the period since 1970
Jim Peebles
Economist, winner of Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 1999, known as the father of the Euro
Robert Mundell
Producer and screenwriter, two times winner of Academy Award for Million Dollar Baby and Crash
Paul Haggis
Actor, known for his role of James T. Kirk in the Star Trek franchise
William Shatner
Director of Scanners, Videodrome and The Fly
David Cronenberg
Director of Titanic and Avatar
James Cameron
Director of Dune and Prisoners
Denis Villeneuve
Actor, famous for his roles in The Notebook and La La Land
Ryan Gosling
Actor and comedian, famous for his roles in Ghostbusters and The Blues Brothers
Dan Aykroyd
Actor and comedian, famous for his roles in The Mask and How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Jim Carrey
Actor, famous for his roles in Animal House, Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Ordinary People
Donald Sutherland
Actor, famous for his role in the Back to the Future trilogy
Michael J. Fox
Actor, famous for his role of Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars
Hayden Christensen
Singer, Run to You, Summer of '69
Bryan Adams
Singer, Holly Jolly Christmas, Sway
Michael Bublé
Female singer, My Heart Will Go On
Céline Dion
Female singer, Girlfriend, Complicated
Avril Lavigne
Female singer, Ironic, Hand in My Pocket
Alanis Morissette
Singer, Old Man, Comes a Time
Neil Young
Singer, Sorry, Baby
Justin Bieber
Singer, Circo Loco, Sticky, Hotline Bling
Model and actress, famous for her work in Playboy magazine and for her appearances on the television series Baywatch
Pamela Anderson
Basketball player, two times winner of NBA MVP award
Steve Nash
Sprinter, 6 times winner of Olympic medals, in 2016 and 2020
Andre De Grasse
Father and son, drivers. One of them Formula One champion in 1997
Gilles Villeneuve/Jacques Villeneuve
Ice hockey player, one of the greatest of all time. Legend of Boston Bruins
Bobby Orr
Ice hockey player, the GOAT of NHL, called the Great One
Wayne Gretzky
Athlete and cancer research activist. In 1980, with one leg having been amputated due to cancer, he embarked on an east-to-west cross-Canada run to raise money and awareness for cancer research
Terry Fox
Academic, known for his television and radio series, documentaries and books about nature and the environment. Narrator of the popular science program The Nature of Things, seen in over 40 countries
David Suzuki
Level 43
Jan 18, 2023
gotta have georges st pierre
Level 46
Jan 18, 2023
Thank you for the advice