Anne Shirley is Canada's most iconic character


"Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It's splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world."

Anne Shirley

The people have spoken. A few weeks ago, we posed a question: which popular Canadian character was the most iconic of all? Out of 32 characters (and plenty of spirited debate), the final vote came down to Anne Shirley and Winnie-the-pooh. The redhead from Avonlea won the match-up in dominant fashion, taking 70.3 per cent of the votes, compared to 29.7 per cent for Winnie. She is the pride of P.E.I. She is the Queen of the North. She is Canada's most iconic character.

So congratulations to the great Lucy Maud Montgomery for creating such an indelible character, one that Canada still can't get enough of. Share a message to Anne in the comments below. You can also see how the voting broke down.


Click on the image to see the full-sized bracket.

You can see the past weekly voting results here: Week 1 - Week 2 - Week 3 - Week 4