List of Alternative Newspapers in Canada – Canadian News

Full list of Alternative Newspapers & news sites in Canada

The Coast

The Coast is a free alternative weekly newspaper in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The paper distributes 24,000 copies per week throughout the Halifax Regional Municipality. The paper is owned by Coast Publishing Limited. Founded in 1993, The Coast has a generally left-wing editorial policy.

Georgia Straight

The Georgia Straight is a free Canadian weekly news and entertainment newspaper published in a large ‘tabloid’ format in Vancouver, British Columbia, by the Vancouver Free Press Publishing Corp.

The Grapevine

The Grapevine is a free arts, culture, and community newspaper in the Annapolis Valley. It is distributed from Windsor to Middleton with a circulation of 5,000. The paper is owned by GV Publishing Inc.

Planet S


French language alternative weekly in Montreal, Quebec.

Ottawa XPress

The Ottawa XPress, or rendered as press on its cover, was an alternative weekly newspaper in Ottawa, Ontario. The paper was launched in April 1993 by Jim Creskey and Ross Dickson, who both also founded The Hill Times. Its original editor-in-chief was Derek Raymaker.


Now, also known as NOW Magazine, is a free alternative weekly newspaper and online publication in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was first published on September 10, 1981 by Michael Hollett and Alice Klein. NOW is an alternative weekly that covers news, culture, arts, and entertainment. NOW is published 52 times a year.

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