If you've ever dreamed about becoming a celebrity, you've probably thought about what it would be like to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Having hundreds of adorings fans pause to take photos with your star does sound pretty nice, doesn't it? Here in Canada we've got a walk of our own, and plenty of our celebrity talent has been inducted. Here are nine Canadian celebrities on Canada's Walk of Fame.
Everyone from our countries most iconic singers to some of the best actors of our generation have been honoured, and this list doesn't even begin to cover all the talented people Canada has!
Pamela Anderson is not only a 14-time Playboy cover model, actress, and philanthropist - she's also a Canadian icon. Anderson rose to fame after starring in Baywatch and received her spot on the Walk of Fame in 2006.
Jim Carrey has starred in countless movies from The Mask and Dumb and Dumber to Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. But did you know the actor has also managed to have two Canada's Walk of Fame ceremonies? The first was in 1998, and a second took place honouring him in 2004 because he couldn't attend the initial event.
Of all the country artists to come out of Canada, there's absolutely no denying that Shania Twain is the biggest. After winning five Grammy awards, it only made sense for her to be inducted back in 2003.
Eugene Levy has made countless contributions to the Canadian film and television industry (he is 1/2 of the genius behind Schitt's Creek, after all). The actor was honoured with a position amongst our countries greatest back in 2006.
Reynolds is one of the most recent additions to Canada's Walk of Fame - he was added in 2014. During the ceremony, he said, "I am immensely proud of this country, I’m so proud of being Canadian. This is such a dream come true and hopefully I’ll say it many more times in my lifetime but right now in this moment, right here, I feel like I have finally made it."
Another recent addition to the Walk of Fame is singer Michael Buble, who was added in 2015. "I have seen the wonders of the world but here in my beloved Canada, the place that is home, the land of kindness and empathy…this Burnaby kid is the proudest boy in the room tonight. You have no idea how happy I am to be receiving this honour,” Buble gushed.
Rachel McAdams, who's been known for countless iconic roles throughout her career (seriously, who could've possibly done a better job playing Regina George?!), was honoured with a place on Canada's Walk of Fame back in 2014.
Another star who's had two separate induction ceremonies is Canadian icon, Bryan Adams. The singer was first honoured in 1998 but was unable to attend. In 2008, he was honoured again and gave an inspiring message to his audience. "To the fans, and people of Canada, I want to tell you, you can realize your dreams in this country, I’m living proof."
Nelly Furtado joined the group of Canada's elite in 2010. During her speech, she spoke about her immense pride in being Canadian. "Canada is a place where dreams are limitless, inspiration is infinite, it’s in the air we breathe, and also in our hearts. The First Nations' culture and roots woven into our national DNA make us friends to each other. Friends to the earth and friends to the world.”