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These were the most watched YouTube videos in Canada in 2017

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Daily Hive Staff Dec 06, 2017 12:46 pm 2,571

As 2017 comes to a close, it’s time to take a moment to reflect on the past year and all the moments that made it special.

And to get the ball rolling, YouTube has released its list of 2017’s top trending videos in Canada.

From an epic battle between a moose and a wolf to an adorable little girl stealing Prince Harry’s popcorn in Toronto, here are the videos that Canadians watched the most this year.

1. Sea lion drags girl into Steveston waters

The most watched YouTube video in Canada in 2017 was of a young girl being dragged into the water by a sea lion at the Steveston wharf in Richmond, BC. The video received over 30 million views.

2. Eminem Rips Donald Trump in BET Hip Hop Awards Freestyle Cypher

At the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards, Eminem went nuclear on Donald Trump, calling out everything from Trump’s criticism of NFL players taking a knee to his proposed border wall in the nearly 5 minute-long segment.

3. Animal Adventure Park Giraffe Cam

The third most viewed video in Canada was of April the Giraffe giving birth to her baby, Tajiri, live in front of an audience of 1.2 million.

4. Ping Pong Trick Shots 3 | Dude Perfect

Number four on the list will surely give you some inspiration for your next beer pong game, as the video features some insane ping pong trick shots.

5. Northern Ontario Moose vs Wolf

Another Canadian video to make it onto the list was the epic moose vs. wolf battle in Northern Ontario. You can’t get more Canadian than this.

6. Woman interrupted during BBC interview

After the world saw the hilarious BBC interview when the babies kept interrupting, New Zealand comedy show Jono and Ben wanted to show how a mother might handle the same situation.

7. Sneaky toddler steals Prince Harry’s popcorn

At the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, an adorable little girl can be seen sneakily grabbing some of Price Harry’s popcorn during a volleyball game. Prince Harry, of course, handles it with total grace.

8. In a Heartbeat – Animated Short Film

This crowd-funded animated short film about an adolescent gay couple went viral as soon as it was released online. And for good reason – it’s incredibly moving.

9. $1 donut vs. $100 donut

If one thing’s for certain it’s that people love their donuts. This video follows a group of guys as they try some donuts costing anywhere from $1 to $100.

10. France 24 en direct – 24 hour livestream news channel

The 10th most-watched YouTube video in Canada was France’s 24 hour livestream news channel.

YouTube has also released the top trending music videos in Canada for 2017, which includes a number of Canadian artists. They are as follows:

1. Luis Fonsi – Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee

2. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You [Official Video]

3. DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne – I’m the One

4. Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like

5. Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE

6. Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do

7. The Weeknd – Reminder

8. Zedd & Alessia Cara – Stay (Lyric Video)

9. Cardi B – Bodak Yellow

10. Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back

And finally, the most-watched movie trailers in Canada in 2017 are as follows:

1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi Official Teaser

2. IT – Official Teaser Trailer

3. Thor: Ragnarok Teaser Trailer

4. Black Panther Teaser Trailer

5. DEADPOOL 2 Teaser Trailer (2018)

6. JUSTICE LEAGUE – Official Trailer 1

7. THE BOSS BABY “Diapers” Trailer Tease (Animation, 2017)

8. THE EMOJI MOVIE Trailer 1 – 3 (2017)

9. BLADE RUNNER 2049 – Official Trailer

10. SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING – Official Trailer #2

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