All the Times Drake Was the Most Patriotic Canadian

There’s no fake love here

Laura Hensley
Rapper Drake and singer Celine Dion posing in white outfits
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It’s hard to find another Canadian who is more proud of their roots than Drake.

Born Aubrey Drake Graham, the 30-year-old rapper shouts out to his homeland at every opportunity he gets. Whether he’s singing about growing up in Toronto (*cough* the entire ), or perched courtside at a Toronto Raptors game, Drake is arguably the most loyal Canuck there is.

His obsession with Canada is a large reason why others across the world have started paying attention to us, too. that Drake put Toronto on the map, and made the city “cool.” (We think we did that TBH but anyway…)

From hanging out with Shania Twain to sitting on the CN Tower, here’s 11 times Drake was the most patriotic Canadian.

When he starred on Canadian classic TV teen series, Degrassi: The Next Generation 

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When his album cover art for Views was him perched on Toronto’s CN Tower

To the city I love and the people in it…Thank you for everything

— Drizzy (@Drake)

When he hung out with Canadian rock legend Gord Downie

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When he dropped by Ryerson University

When he got the CN Tower tattooed on his inner arm

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When he inspired a Heritage Minutes mashup video,

When he cuddled Shania Twain

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When he played unofficial coach to the Toronto Raptors

Drake moving around courtside at a Toronto Raptors game
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When he rocked the most fashionable winter ensemble in front of a Christmas tree and Canadian flag


When he co-founded Canadian record label

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When he opened a restaurant in Toronto, Fring’s,

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Thanks for making us proud, Drake.

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This post is part of The Canada Project, a representative survey of Canadians from across the country. You can find out more .

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