Best Canadian TV shows

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Canadian TV shows" contains films with the following parameters. Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, suspense and realistic. Plot: danger, crimes, rivalry, friendship, imaginary, society, escapades, family relations, supernatural power and supernatural. Genre: Drama, Thriller and Sci-Fi. Country: Canada, USA and Ireland.
Best Canadian TV shows
Best Canadian TV shows
TOP TV shows: Anne with an E (2017), Vikings (2013), Orphan Black (2013), The Umbrella Academy (2019), Supernatural (2005), Continuum (2012), Heartland (2007), Lost Girl (2010), Beauty and the Beast (2012), Dark Matter (2015), Letterkenny (2016), Alias Grace (2017), The 100 (2014), Trailer Park Boys (2001), Killjoys (2015), Bitten (2014), Frontier (2016), Workin' Moms (2017), Rookie Blue (2010), Transplant (2020).

List of Best TV shows

 8.7
 38K
Anne with an E (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A coming-of-age story about an outsider who, against all odds and numerous challenges, fights for love and acceptance and for her place in the world. The series centers on a young orphaned girl in the late 1890’s, who, after an abusive childhood ...
Style: compassionate, touching, sincere, realistic
Plot: friendship, family relations, orphan, adventure, imaginary, child's point of view, teen romance, small town, parents and children, society, children's home, school ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada
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 8.5
 434K
Vikings (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Vikings follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok, the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the sagas of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family, as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. As well as being a fearless ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, captivating, breathtaking, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, vikings, norse mythology, battles, legends and myths, king, heroic, historical character, heroes, adventure, tough heroes, graphic violence ...
Time: middle ages, 8th century, 7th century
Place: scandinavia, europe
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 8.3
 102K
Orphan Black (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A streetwise hustler is pulled into a compelling conspiracy after witnessing the suicide of a girl who looks just like her.
Style: mind bending, serious, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns
Plot: top secret, strong female character, lesbian, uncover truth, family relations, killings, cloning, shooting, boyfriend, lesbian relationship, lookalikes, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: toronto ontario canada, new york
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The Umbrella Academy (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A dysfunctional family of superheroes comes together to solve the mystery of their father's death, the threat of the apocalypse and more.
Style: exciting, tense, bleak, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, heroes, time travel, adventure, time traveler, danger, fantasy world, netflix, family, team, super strength, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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 8.4
 393K
Supernatural (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: When they were boys, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. Subsequently, their father raised them to be soldiers. He taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, good versus evil, monster, supernatural ability, ghost, demon, supernatural power, angel, deadly creature, brother brother relationship, evil, vampire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 1990s, year 1958 ...
Place: usa, arizona
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 7.6
 58K
Continuum (2012)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The series centers on the conflict between a group of rebels from the year 2077 who time-travel to Vancouver, BC, in 2012, and a police officer who accidentally accompanies them. In spite of being many years early, the rebel group decides to ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, sent to the past, changing the past or future, computer genius, getting home, time machine, terrorist group, policewoman, heroine, hopes, fish out of water, time paradox ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa, canada, vancouver
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 8.4
 10K
Heartland (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Life is hard on the Flemings' ranch in the Alberta foothills where abused or neglected horses find refuge with a kind, hard-working family. Debts abound and the bank is about to foreclose. Can they keep the ranch running?
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: horse, horse ranch, farm, family, small town, wild horse, family relations, youth, siblings relations, workplace, animal life, grandfather ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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 7.7
 29K
Lost Girl (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Lost Girl focuses on the gorgeous and charismatic Bo, a supernatural being called a succubus who feeds on the energy of humans, sometimes with fatal results. Refusing to embrace her supernatural clan and its rigid hierarchy, Bo is a renegade who ...
Style: sexy, serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: supernatural, werewolf, succubus, lgbt, seduction, private detective, supernatural ability, love triangle, crime, imaginary, victim, escapades ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
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Beauty and the Beast (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Catherine Chandler is a smart, no-nonsense homicide detective. When she was a teenager, she witnessed the murder of her mother at the hands of two gunmen and herself was saved by someone – or something. Years have passed and while ...
Style: touching, fairy tale, sentimental, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: beast, opposites attract, superhuman powers, love and romance, female detective, unlikely couple, impossible love, fall in love, monster, couples, heroes, experiment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 7.5
 39K
Dark Matter (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: The six-person crew of a derelict spaceship awakens from stasis in the farthest reaches of space. Their memories wiped clean, they have no recollection of who they are or how they got on board. The only clue to their identities is a cargo bay full ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, ambiguous ending, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, space wars, memory loss, time travel, space and aliens, survival, danger, betrayal, female fighter, space opera, distant planet ...
Time: future
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 8.6
 14K
Letterkenny (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Letterkenny follows Wayne, a good-ol’ country boy in Letterkenny, Ontario trying to protect his homegrown way of life on the farm, against a world that is constantly evolving around him. The residents of Letterkenny belong to one of three groups: ...
Style: sitcom, feel good, humorous, exciting, funny ...
Plot: small town, countryside, hockey player, protection, worker, punk, society, farm, smoking, hick, ice fishing, drinking alcohol ...
Place: canada
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 7.8
 26K
Alias Grace (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 267 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the true story of Grace Marks, a housemaid and immigrant from Ireland who was imprisoned in 1843, perhaps wrongly, for the murder of her employer Thomas Kinnear. Grace claims to have no memory of the murder yet the facts are irrefutable. A ...
Style: based on true events, captivating, atmospheric, psychological
Plot: female prisoner, female assassin, immigrants, chambermaid, female murderer, women in society, murder investigation, maid, mad woman, amnesia, psychiatrist, assassin ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: canada
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 7.6
 217K
The 100 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the books by Kass Morgan, this show takes place 100 years in the future, when the Earth has been abandoned due to radioactivity. The last surviving humans live on an ark orbiting the planet — but the ark won't last forever. So the ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, youth, leadership, space station, danger, rivalry, nuclear war, young heroes, fate of humanity, betrayal, survivor ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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Trailer Park Boys (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Follow the booze-fueled misadventures of three longtime pals and petty serial criminals who run scams from their Nova Scotia trailer park.
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, semi serious, not serious ...
Plot: stoners, white trash, marijuana, social misfits, trailer park, buddies, lifestyle, couples, disorder, teenage life, family life, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, nova scotia
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 7.2
 20K
Killjoys (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: An action-packed adventure series following a fun-loving, hard living trio of interplanetary bounty hunters (a.k.a. Killjoys) sworn to remain impartial as they chase deadly warrants around the Quad, a system of planets on the brink of revolution.
Style: exciting, captivating, witty, semi serious, futuristic ...
Plot: bounty hunter, space travel, adventure, outer space, imaginary, escapades, danger, space and aliens, distant planet, spacecraft, chase, society ...
Time: future
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 7.0
 16K
Bitten (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Elena Micheals thought she left the world of supernatural behind when she left Stonehaven behind 'for good this time' she thought. Until the night she got the mysterious call from her pack leader asking her to come back. So now she is ...
Style: serious, tense, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, supernatural, wolf, secret identity, double life, danger, imaginary, strong female character, self defense, mystery, blood, wolf pack ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, new york, toronto ontario canada
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 7.2
 17K
Frontier (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The chaotic and violent struggle to control wealth and power in the North American fur trade in late 18th century Canada. Told from multiple perspectives, Frontier takes place in a world where business negotiations might be resolved with ...
Style: atmospheric, suspense, exciting, harsh
Plot: native american, rivalry, fur, intrigue, trafficking, fight for supremacy, crimes, society, indigenous people, first nations, biracial
Time: 18th century
Place: canada
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 7.6
 10K
Workin' Moms (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Four women juggle love, careers, and parenthood. They support, challenge, and try not to judge each other as life throws them curveballs. Whether it is an identity crisis, a huge job opportunity, postpartum depression, or an unplanned pregnancy – ...
Style: captivating, light, humorous, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: job, parenthood, working mom, female protagonist, husband wife relationship, thirty something, female nudity, mother daughter relationship, sex talk, love, friendship, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.7
 16K
Rookie Blue (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Ambitious young cops try to prove themselves in their high-stakes careers, in which the smallest mistake can have deadly consequences. At the core of the close-knit group is perfectionist Andy McNally, whose father was a homicide detective before he ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, sentimental, sincere
Plot: rookie, workplace romance, policewoman, workplace situations, crime, law enforcement, fighting crime, crimes, relationship vs career, honest law enforcer, shooting, peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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 7.9
 2K
Transplant (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Bashir Hamed, a Syrian doctor with battle-tested skills in emergency medicine, makes the difficult decision to flee his country and build a new life in Canada with his younger sister Amira. Bash works to navigate a new environment after earning ...
Style: medical drama, psychological, disturbing, captivating, sincere
Plot: hospital, intelligence, emergency room, medicine, doctor, cure, surgery, doctors and patients, doctor patient relationship, prodigy, teamwork, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: toronto ontario canada
Is relevant ?
 8.6
 200K
Doctor Who (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The Doctor looks and seems human. He's handsome, witty, and could be mistaken for just another man in the street. But he is a Time Lord: a 900 year old alien with 2 hearts, part of a gifted civilization who mastered time travel. The Doctor ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time machine, time travel, alien, good versus evil, adventure, space and aliens, save the day, space travel, heroes, adventurer, journey, danger ...
Time: future, 2000s, 2020s, 2010s
Place: london
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Mortal Kombat: Legacy (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 10 min.
TV show
Story: Shao Kahn and Shang Tsung are obsessed with reigning over various realms (parallel universes) and the winners of Mortal Kombat competitions are granted supreme control over these worlds. The Earthrealm (Earth) is an unconscious participant in this ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, supernatural, adventure, fight for supremacy, master warrior, rivalry, danger, championship, contests and competitions, martial arts tournament, opponent, mortal combat ...
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 12K
Goosebumps (1995)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Goosebumps is a Canadian-American children's horror anthology television series based on R. L. Stine's Goosebumps books. It was one of the two popular television horror anthology children's series in the 1990s.
Style: anthology, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, serious
Audience: horror for children, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: supernatural, good versus evil, fright, paranormal phenomena, youth, child in peril, surrealism, survival, deadly creature, danger, heroes, monster ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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 8.1
 162K
Criminal Minds (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: An elite team of FBI profilers analyze the country's most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. The Behavioral Analysis Unit's most experienced agent is David Rossi, a founding member of the BAU ...
Style: serious, psychological, exciting, rough, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: special agents, fbi, crimes, crime, law enforcement, investigation, murder, team, profiler, serial killer, forensics, intelligence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, virginia, arizona
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Kim's Convenience (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The funny, heartfelt story of The Kims, a Korean-Canadian family, running a convenience store in downtown Toronto. Mr. and Mrs. Kim ('Appa' and 'Umma') immigrated to Toronto in the 80's to set up shop near Regent Park and ...
Style: canadian humor, humorous, sweet, light, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: convenience store, family relations, parents and children, friendship, adaptation, rivalry, society, love, love and romance, brother sister relationship, friend, school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: toronto ontario canada, ontario canada, canada
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 7.3
 19K
Sanctuary (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The adventures of the beautiful, enigmatic and always surprising Dr. Helen Magnus, a brilliant scientist who holds the secrets of a clandestine population called Abnormals - a group of strange and sometimes terrifying beings that hide among humans. ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, exciting, stylized, offbeat ...
Plot: supernatural, mutant, scientist, transformation, rescue, team, laboratory, research, experiment, mystery, crimes, crime ...
Time: future, 2000s, 2010s
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 7.7
 16K
Flashpoint (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
Story: The Strategic Response Unit (SRU) is an elite team of cops who specialize in high-risk critical incidents. Trained in tactics and psychology, they deal with extreme situations, where split-second decisions could save a life...or cost one.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: swat, police, rescue, race against time, saving a life, law enforcement, danger, crimes, sniper, confined, threat, policewoman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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 7.7
 7K
Cardinal (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Detective John Cardinal attempts to uncover the mystery of what happened to the missing 13-year-old girl whose body is discovered in the shaft-head of an abandoned mine. At the same time, he comes under investigation by his new partner, Lise ...
Style: enigmatic, disturbing, tense, suspense
Plot: homicide detective, murder investigation, police corruption, serial killer, murder mystery, psychopath, police detective, depression, police investigation, psycho killer, partners in crime, sadist ...
Place: canada, ontario canada
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 8.5
 110K
The Expanse (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A thriller set two hundred years in the future following the case of a missing young woman who brings a hardened detective and a rogue ship's captain together in a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.
Style: futuristic, captivating, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: outer space, space travel, spacecraft, human in outer space, space wars, investigation, alien life-form, conspiracy, space station, space opera, space exploration, space and aliens ...
Time: future, 24th century, 23rd century
Is relevant ?
 8.4
 221K
Fringe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham, brilliant but formerly institutionalized scientist Walter Bishop and his scheming, reluctant son Peter uncover a deadly mystery involving a series of unbelievable events and realize they may be a part of a larger, ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, surreal, suspense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, mad scientist, scientist, special agents, fbi, experiment, investigation, creature, top secret, alternate dimension, danger, paranormal activity ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university
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