Not having grown up in either Toronto or Vancouver, I cannot personally attest to the efficacy of their respective punk scenes, circa 1980. But having listened to the musical records (excuse the pun) of each scene, it would seem to be that Vancouver was the punk capital of Canada. The sheer number of bands makes the city one to rival the London scene at the time.
Anyway, in 1980 this compilation was released, showcasing fourteen tracks by some of the city's independent artists. This collection is by no means "Punk" in the sense of the term as we know it: ie. how one might describe the music -- "rough, loud, etc."... But this is definitely punk in spirit.
The music is admittedly all over the map and may not always work, but that's neither here or there; it's merely my opinion. I'm posting it here for archival purposes.
(VA) Vancouver Independence (1980):
|1||Subhumans||Behind My Smile||2:53|
|2||Metros||Don't Like It At All||2:49|
|3||Si Monkey||The Conquest Of Daytime||2:58|
|4||No Exit||No Excuse||3:42|
|6||B-Sides||Spy vs. Spy||2:41|
|7||Melodic Energy Commision||What Would You Say?||2:50|
|8||B-Sides||Underground Radio Stars||2:40|
|10||No Exit||Nothing New||3:36|
|11||Si Monkey||Get Rigid||3:29|
|12||Subhumans||Out Of Line||1:36|
|13||Metros||In With The Crowd||2:22|
|14||The Singing Cowboys||Midnight Cowboy||3:41|