Gord Downie was many things: showman, poet, friend, musician, advocate for Indigenous issues and proud Canadian. Throughout the Tragically Hip’s three-decade career, Maclean’s tracked the band’s journey. We’ve created a special commemorative issue that is a collection of our best work, plus new pieces written to celebrate his uniquely inspiring life.
The issue’s 20-plus stories include Michael Barclay’s inside story of the rock ‘n’ roll life of a Canadian iconoclast; tributes from fellow Canadians, including Dave Bidini, Sarah Harmer, Joel Plaskett, Jim Cuddy and Ron MacLean; tales from Hip tours going back decades; insight into his work to advocate for reconciliation; and so much more.
You can find the issue on newsstands across Canada, including at Costco, Walmart and Shoppers Drug Mart locations.
We also have a limited number of issues for sale online. Purchase your own copy here while supplies last.