Canadian Hits for Your Victoria Day Long Weekend Playlist

Victoria Day Long Weekend is about enjoying great friends, good eats, cool drinks and a compliment of true north strong party music.

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Call it the May 2-4, May Long Weekend, Victoria Day, or if you’re in Quebec, National Patriot’s Day, but no matter what you call it, nothing speaks to this national holiday like great friends, good eats, cool drinks and a playlist of true north strong party music. Observed in Canada since 1845, Victoria Day originally served to pay homage to Queen Victoria. These days, however, this much-anticipated long weekend is more widely celebrated as the official kick-off to summer, with a glass raised in the general direction of Canada’s former sovereign.  

Steamwhistle with summer BBQ burgers and salads

Like so many others, we at Steam Whistle welcome Victoria Day with one hell of a party. In addition to our perpetually frosty bottles of Steam Whistle, a hallmark of our Victoria Day shin-dig is our all-Canadian music party playlist. Combining classic Canadian artists as well as newer talents, our collection of tunes provides the perfect background music for your long weekend festivities. It doesn’t matter if you’re at the cottage, on a patio or hanging out in your backyard: our music will help set the scene for those chill long weekend vibes.

What are you waiting for? Start loading these tunes on your Spotify playlist, iTunes playlist, or burn an old school CD: this is the background music for the ultimate Victoria Day party!

Steam Whistle Victoria Day Party Playlist

  1. Courage — The Tragically Hip
  2. Keep the Car Running — Arcade Fire
  3. Stereo — The Watchmen
  4. One More Astronaut — I Mother Earth
  5. Push — Moist
  6. Crabbuckit — K-0S
  7. Barrett’s Privateers — Stan Rogers
  8. Summer of ’69 — Bryan Adams
  9. I Feel it Coming — The Weekend (Ft. Daft Punk)
  10. Life is a Highway — Tom Cochrane
  11. Rockin’ in the Free World — Niel Young
  12. That Song — Big Wreck
  13. Before You — Chantal Kreviazuk
  14. If I Had My Way — Big Sugar
  15. Brother Down — Sam Roberts
  16. What a Good Boy — The Barenaked Ladies
  17. Seeds — Hey Rosetta
  18. En Voyage — Claude Dubois
  19. Started from the Bottom — Drake
  20. Fifty Mission Cap — The Tragically Hip
  21. Do Your Time — Sloan
  22. Claire — Rheostatics
  23. Diamonds, Diamonds — Max Webster
  24. The Weight — The Band
  25. Working for the Weekend — Loverboy
  26. Carefree Highway — Gordon Lightfoot
  27. Alberta Bound — Paul Brant
  28. Call Me Maybe — Carly Rae Jepsen
  29. Hand in my Pocket — Alanis Morisette
  30. Hard Road — Sam Roberts
  31. Head Over Heels — Blue Rodeo
  32. I Don’t Know — The Sheepdogs
  33. Absolutely Anytime — The Watchmen
  34. Stompa — Serena Ryder
  35. Kissing Rain — Roch Voisine
  36. Hold Me in Your Arms — The Trews
  37. Put Your Hand in the Hand — Anne Murray
  38. This Respirator — The Flatliners
  39. Count on Me — Default
  40. Ordinary Day — Great Big Sea
  41. My Stompin’ Ground — Stompin’ Tom