Canada Day playlist for the cottage

Here at Cottage Life HQ nothing stirs a great debate like the topic of music. Tastes in the office vary from 1960s folk rock to new-age indie and everything in between. When the idea of putting together a playlist of “cottage music” came up, it quickly evolved into a passionate discussion about what exactly defined cottage music.

Are some songs just too cliché to be on the list (“…’cause it was in Bobcaygeooonnn”)? And don’t even get us started on what the appropriate volume level should be at the cottage. But despite our varied acoustic appetites, I’m happy to report we’re all back to being our office-friendly selves, though I swear some of us are holding our iPods just a little bit closer these days.

With Canada Day approaching, we managed to agree on a list of exclusively Canadian artists to celebrate our country, and there were more than enough great artists to choose from! Check out our list below for a little inspiration on what to listen to on the dock this long weekend.

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  1. Still Water – Daniel Lanois
  2. Stadium Love – Metric
  3. Tom Sawyer – Rush
  4. What a Good Boy – Barenaked Ladies
  5. Bobcaygeon – The Tragically Hip
  6. The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald – Gordon Lightfoot
  7. Money City Maniacs – Sloan
  8. Everybody Knows This is Nowhere – Neil Young
  9. Before You – Chantal Kreviazuk
  10. Where Have All the Good People Gone? – Sam Roberts Band
  11. Roll on Down the Highway – Bachman-Turner Overdrive
  12. 1234 – Feist
  13. Bird on a Wire – Leonard Cohen
  14. Echo Beach – Martha and the Muffins
  15. No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature – The Guess Who
  16. Both Sides Now – Joni Mitchell
  17. Rose-Coloured Glasses – Blue Rodeo
  18. Ice Cream – Sarah McLachlan
  19. Oowatanite – April Wine
  20. The Girl – City and Colour
  21. The Ballad of Hugo Chavez – Arkells
  22. Rebellion (Lies) – Arcade Fire
  23. I Don’t Know – The Sheepdogs
  24. Country Girl – Doc Walker
  25. Patio Lanterns – Kim Mitchell


What will you be listening to this long weekend? Let us know below!