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92 Awesome Canadian Innovations: Happy Canada Day!

— July 1, 2008 — Top Lists
To celebrate Canada Day, we've highlighted some of the top innovations from Canada. The country is extremely diverse in its landscape, people and, as is proven by the following incredible ideas, discoveries and design, Canada offers a wealthy index of innovation as well.

It's pretty neat to think all these ideas come from the same country, eh?

Implications - Patriotism is a perennial theme in nearly every industry, and designers can capitalize on this phenomenon by creating products that cater to a specific country, state or city. Such products play on consumers' pride for their locality, which helps companies create a customer base that is engaged and passionate about their products.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
91
GPS Tagging Communities
GPS Tagging Communities
POIfriend.com
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90
Interactive Video
Interactive Video
Overlay.TV
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89
3D City Excursion
3D City Excursion
Toronto E-Tour With Streets.to
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88
Unlimited Music Downloads in Canada?
Unlimited Music Downloads in Canada?
$5 on Mobile Phone Plans for Songs
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87
Canadian Spin On Reality Modeling TV
Canadian Spin On Reality Modeling TV
Vancouver's Next Gay Top Model
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86
Canada's Green Commitment
Canada's Green Commitment
Earth Hour 2008
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85
Classmate Business Collaborations
Classmate Business Collaborations
Made You Look Jewelry Stores
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84
Solar-Powered Retail Stores
Solar-Powered Retail Stores
Wal-Mart Canada
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83
Aquatic Instrument
Aquatic Instrument
Keyboard Fountain at Ontario Science Centre
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82
Reality Show With All Male Town
Reality Show With All Male Town
The Week the Women Went
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81
Scentvertising
Scentvertising
Canadian Tire Ads Let You 'Smell the Spring'
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80
Adult Rock And Roll Fantasy Camp
Adult Rock And Roll Fantasy Camp
Team Building Through Music
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79
Jeremy Gutsche Innovation Keynote Demo
Jeremy Gutsche Innovation Keynote Demo
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78
Web-Controlled Christmas Lights
Web-Controlled Christmas Lights
Canadian Invention Controls & Programs Decorations
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77
Reinventing with a Rotation
Reinventing with a Rotation
Diamond Shreddies Instead of Square (+ 3 Focus Group Videos)
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76
Church on Youtube
Church on Youtube
Community Churches Get Digital
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75
Cruise Ship Housing for Police
Cruise Ship Housing for Police
2010 Vancouver Olympic Solutions
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74
Canuck Breath
Canuck Breath
Look & Feel Canadian Breath Spray
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73
Canada Unveils $1 Million Coin
Canada Unveils $1 Million Coin
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72
Everything Is A Race
Everything Is A Race
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71
National Cannonball Championship
National Cannonball Championship
Canadian Sport A Total Flop
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70
AIR Powered Go-Karts
AIR Powered Go-Karts
Breathe In, Breathe Out
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69
Beauty From The Bog
Beauty From The Bog
Moore Allure
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68
"Real" Perpetual Motion Machine
"Real" Perpetual Motion Machine
Perepiteia
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67
Choose Your Own Adventure
Choose Your Own Adventure
Thrill-Seeking Reality TV Show Hits Canada
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66
Eco-Friendly Olympic Fashion
Eco-Friendly Olympic Fashion
Canadian Teams Go Green
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65
L'Oreal Fashion Week
L'Oreal Fashion Week
Flare's Live Coverage
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64
Diamond Seat Rocks
Diamond Seat Rocks
Libeskind Chair for the Royal Ontario Museum
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63
Black Mirror
Black Mirror
Who's The Fairest? by HXFOUR
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62
Coffee Break Workouts
Coffee Break Workouts
HIT Is Ultra Quick Fitness Solution
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61
Fashion Internships by Video
Fashion Internships by Video
Flare Lets You Vote for Fav
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60
Bike and Eat Marathon
Bike and Eat Marathon
Nosh On Your Bike at the Tour de Blintz
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59
Image Manipulation to Evoke Compassion
Image Manipulation to Evoke Compassion
Parkinson Awareness Campaign
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58
Pink For Breast Cancer
Pink For Breast Cancer
Jell-O & CoolWhip Get Krafty
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57
Wysi Wipes
Wysi Wipes
Miracle Tablets For The Accident Prone
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56
Canada Introduces $10,000 Speeding Ticket
Canada Introduces $10,000 Speeding Ticket
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55
Private Chef & Yoga Chez Vous
Private Chef & Yoga Chez Vous
Yo Dinna
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54
MAD Condo Design in Canada
MAD Condo Design in Canada
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53
Heli-Yoga
Heli-Yoga
Icefield Helicopter Tours Alberta in Search of Your Self-Enlightenment
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52
Canada's Biggest Sleepover
Canada's Biggest Sleepover
Dove Sponsors PJ Party for Self-Esteem
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51
Pedaler Powered Billboard
Pedaler Powered Billboard
120 Volunteers Charge Campaign
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50
Backyard Arenas
Backyard Arenas
Outdoor Hockey Rink Design Contest
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49
Sumo Car Wash
Sumo Car Wash
Subaru Forester TV Spot
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48
Rock Paper Scissors World Championship
Rock Paper Scissors World Championship
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47
Pairing Yoga & Wine
Pairing Yoga & Wine
Vino-Yasa
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46
Car Commercial With No Cars
Car Commercial With No Cars
Ford Uses Acrobats To Pose As Fusion & Edge
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45
Regrow Your Teeth
Regrow Your Teeth
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44
Oceanside Eco-Condos
Oceanside Eco-Condos
Dockside Green Victoria, BC
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43
Breaking Glass in Case of Adventure
Breaking Glass in Case of Adventure
Nissan Armada Ads
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42
Guerrilla Mirror Phones
Guerrilla Mirror Phones
Rogers Video Phone Ads
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41
Bell Tries Telus-Style Marketing
Bell Tries Telus-Style Marketing
Beaver Ads Lousy But More Effective
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40
Green Walls & Roofs from G-Sky
Green Walls & Roofs from G-Sky
Vancouver Turns A Healthy Shade of Green
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39
Old Water
Old Water
10 Thousand BC Luxury Glacier Water
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38
Guerrilla Fairytale Campaigns
Guerrilla Fairytale Campaigns
Rapunzel for Pantene
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37
Sky Dive From Space (If You're Crazy)
Sky Dive From Space (If You're Crazy)
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36
Helicopter Hotel
Helicopter Hotel
Sentry Mountain Lodge
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35
Emotion-Sensitive Bags
Emotion-Sensitive Bags
LadyBag Helps the Forgetful
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34
Marketing to Rockstars
Marketing to Rockstars
PUMA Rockstar Hotel and the Much Music Video Awards (REVIEW)
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33
VitaCig
VitaCig
Healthy Cigarettes?
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32
Animal Extinction Awareness Ads
Animal Extinction Awareness Ads
Frogs Forever at Vancouver Aquarium
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31
Promoting Art With Hangovers
Promoting Art With Hangovers
Toronto Original Contemporary Art Party
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30
Charge Batteries While You Walk
Charge Batteries While You Walk
Knee Brace Dynamo
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29
Hot Canadian Night Life
Hot Canadian Night Life
Where to See & Be Seen
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28
World's First Eco Scooter
World's First Eco Scooter
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27
Heated Blades
Heated Blades
Thermablade To Revolutionize Hockey
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26
Dirty Laundry Wines
Dirty Laundry Wines
The Rise of Shock Labels
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25
Cell Phone Hand Gestures
Cell Phone Hand Gestures
Playing Samsung: Express Yourself
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24
Non-Dissolving Edible Packaging
Non-Dissolving Edible Packaging
Compost or Eat Your Containers
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23
Stylish Rubber Boots?
Stylish Rubber Boots?
GumDrops Boutique
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22
Glamping in Clayoquot
Glamping in Clayoquot
Spoiled Urbanites Can Enjoy Nature Too
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21
Ice Hotel Glace Quebec Canada
Ice Hotel Glace Quebec Canada
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20
Treehouses on Log Stilts
Treehouses on Log Stilts
Zigloo Architecture
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19
Airplane Cars
Airplane Cars
The Milner AirCar Could Become An Eco-Friendly Mode of Transit
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18
Wine in a Can
Wine in a Can
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17
Women Get Bare For Awareness
Women Get Bare For Awareness
Booby Wall
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16
HangBoarding
HangBoarding
Trapeze Bolted to a Snowboard
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15
Tetra-Packaged Wines
Tetra-Packaged Wines
Eco-Friendly Wine by French Rabbit
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14
3M Canada Security Glass Filled with Real Money
3M Canada Security Glass Filled with Real Money
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13
Eco Engagement Rings
Eco Engagement Rings
Earth-Friendly Canadian Diamonds
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12
Bathroom Blood Dispensers
Bathroom Blood Dispensers
Clue Guerrilla Campaign
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11
Boat Flies On Wing-In-Ground Effect
Boat Flies On Wing-In-Ground Effect
Pacific Seaflights Wingship
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10
Crap-vertising for Shock Movies
Crap-vertising for Shock Movies
Canadian Men in Diapers
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9
Waterfall Sinks 2
Waterfall Sinks 2
CBD Glass Studio Designs
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8
Check Out My Breasts
Check Out My Breasts
Breast Cancer Ads Get Racy
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7
Google Earth Games
Google Earth Games
Where On Earth Is Waldo?
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6
Digitalized Children
Digitalized Children
Ray Caesar's Surreal Art
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5
Stair Steps
Stair Steps
DIY Storage Staircase
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4
Mushroom House
Mushroom House
Zube's Whistler Toadstool
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3
Controversial Support Bra Ad
Controversial Support Bra Ad
Running Free
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2
All Terrain Cabin
All Terrain Cabin
Life In A Shipping Container
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1
5 Minute Nose Jobs
5 Minute Nose Jobs
Surgery-Free Rhinoplasty in Canada
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