Twitter releases Canada's most memorable moments of 2016

Dec 7 2016, 1:50 am

It’s hard to believe but 2016 is coming to a close. With all that has happened this year, it may be hard to remember what events made headlines.

From the Toronto Raptors, to Drake, here is what Canadians were tweeting about this year.


The top 10 hashtags of the year were:

  1. #BellLetsTalk
  2. #Toronto
  3. #Canada
  4. #tbt
  5. #Rio2016
  6. #PokemonGO
  7. #MentalHealth
  8. #ElectionNight
  9. #WeTheNorth
  10. #OurMoment

In terms of hashtags, Canadians tweeted #BellLetsTalk the most. The hashtag is part of Bell’s campaign to raise money and awareness of about mental health.

And it comes as no surprise that #PokemonGO had people talking. The free app by Nintendo that allows players to virtually catch Pokemon on their smartphones, has taken over many people’s lives since its launch in July.

The Toronto Raptors’ #WeTheNorth slogan was also high on Twitter’s list. Canada’s only NBA team made it to the Eastern Conference finals of the 2016 playoffs and Raptors fever spread across the nation.


The most Retweeted Tweets of 2016 were mostly those from Canada’s sweethearts, Justin Bieber and Drake.

Speaking of Bieber, he also became the second Twitter user (after Katy Perry) to reach 90 million followers.


Twitter also broke down which Canadians received the most mentions in 2016.

  • Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) was the most mentioned politician
  •  Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) was the most mentioned sports team
  • P.K. Subban (@PKSubban1) was the most mentioned athlete
  • Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) was the most mentioned musician
  • Ryan Reynolds (@VanCityReynolds) was the most mentioned actor
  • Lily Singh (@IIsuperwomanII) was the most mentioned digital creator

What will be in store for 2017? We will just have to tweet away and find out.

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