What Each Province In Canada Googled The Most In 2016

Only in Canada, eh?
What Each Province In Canada Googled The Most In 2016

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The time where we get another year’s worth of Google data to search through.

By studying these trends we can learn neat things about our country, things like: Who is the most googled celebrity, and who the hell is Harambe.

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These are the important questions we should be asking.

So I spend hours plugging a ton of words into Google Trends , checking the top searched terms for each Canadian province and looking through Canada's top 5 searches according to topic. Here's what I found:

The Most Searched Term In Canada: Pokemon GO

This word messed up all the stats this year. That's because it was every single province's top search term, up on average by 3000%.

Most Searched By Province:


As usual, "Poutine" was searched for by Quebec the most. Which is weird because we really should know everything there is to know about poutine by now. It's the other provinces who should be more curious.


It seems like Nunavut is the province that Googles "Trudeau" the most. But then again Nunavut ranked #1 in a lot of categories such as: Snow, Hockey, and Marijuana

Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador searched for "Anal Sex" the most, You naughty little province! We should rename you Newfoundland and Sodomy.


Although, Nunavut searched for "weed", "pot", and "marijuana" the most, Ontario were the ones who searched for "Legal Marijuana" the most.

Nova Scotia

Looks like Nova Scotia were the most curious ones when it come to "Donald Trump".


Nova Scotians were curious about Trump, but Albertans are just curious about "Trump's Hair". They are the ones asking the truly important questions.


This year, the Yukon searched for the word "Weather" the most, but can you really blame them?

North-West Territories

"Slitherio" was actually the #2 most searched term in most of Canada and #1 for the NWT. I have never heard that name before so I had to google it. Turns out it's a massively multiplayer browser game where you control a snake that eats pellets.


Looks like Manitobans are the biggest illegal movie streamers in the country. They googled "123movies" more than anyone else.

Prince Edward Island

Apparently it was the word "Kahoot" which is language learning software. So basically here in Canada we're the most boring people ever.

New Brunswick

There was absolutely nothing special about New Brunswick's searches, which is appropriate because there's nothing special about New Brunswick. (It's just a joke, calm down.)


Again, the only thing Saskatchewans Googled, were games and movie streaming services, Get off the computer and go outside every once in awhile!

British Columbia

The term BC searched the most was "Stranger Things". I was pretty impressed by this stat actually, especially since I didn't come across the name of any other TV show in any of my searches, which juts proves how popular Stranger Things really is. Now If you'll excuse me, I'm getting an Eggo.

Top 5 Search Terms In Canada:

Canadian Athletes

  • Penny Oleksiak
  • PK Subban
  • Andre De Grasse
  • Sidney Crosby
  • Michael Saunders

Canadian Politicians

  • Rob Ford
  • Kellie Leitch
  • Brad Wall
  • Doug Ford
  • Kathleen Wynne


  • Drake
  • Céline Dion
  • Gord Downie
  • Leonard Cohen
  • Penny Oleksiak


  • Drake
  • Beyoncé
  • Rihanna
  • Céline Dion
  • Kanye West

Consumer Technology

  • iPhone 7
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7
  • Google Pixel
  • Nintendo Switch


  • Alberta Economy
  • Command Economy
  • Donald Trump
  • China Economy
  • 1920s Economy


  • Drake
  • Beyoncé
  • Rihanna
  • Céline Dion
  • Kanye West

Song Lyrics

  • Panda
  • One Dance
  • 7 Years
  • Work
  • Stressed Out

What is?

  • What is Brexit?
  • What is Zika Virus?
  • What is Microblading?
  • What is Harambe?
  • What is the Electoral College?

Who is?

  • Who is Harambe?
  • Who is Ken Bone?
  • Who is Ann Coulter?
  • Who is the father of Bridget Jones' baby?
  • Who is George Soros?

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