Furthermore, then there's the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, always dressed in the famous Red Serge uniform, who always get their man (or so they're supposed to do), if it doesn't have Mounties, it's not a Canadian Western. In a way, the Mountie represents a transition phase in the idea of the frontier lawman: he's often isolated out in the field, but he is part of a larger formal organization with the central headquarters located all the way back in Canada's urban national capital in Ottawa, Ontario and will occasionally make the trip there on administrative business and vice versa.
There will also nearly always be a Remittance Man.
Now, almost a Dead Horse Trope, as the Canadian western all but disappeared when the traditional western faded in popularity in the 1960's.
- The post-apocalyptic Western, Six Reasons Why takes place in a future Canada's desert landscape.
- The Gary Cooper movie North West Mounted Police.
- The Grey Fox, based on the true story of Bill Miner, an American stagecoach robber who staged Canada's first train robbery.
- Gunless (2010), a Deconstructive Parody in which a fugitive American Gunslinger (Paul Gross, Due South's Constable Fraser) arrives in a Canadian town and is bewildered to find that nobody owns a firearm. (Handguns being mostly illegal in western Canada at the time)
- The Mountie (2011), a lone officer imposes law and order on a Yukon outpost ruled by Latvian gangsters. It Makes Sense in Context.
- Death Hunt with Charles Bronson and Lee Marvin is loosely based on the real-life manhunt for Albert Johnson in the Yukon Territory in 1931.
- Many of the crime/horror novels by Michael Slade have elements of the Canadian Western. They feature a Mountie crime-fighting unit (Special X), discuss the history of the Mounties' patrols in the Canadian West and the Yukon, and include many other elements of the Western.
- The Canadian TV series Bordertown is set in a town that straddles the US/Canadian border somewhere in Saskatchewan. The border goes through the middle of the law enforcement office, with a straitlaced corporal in the Northwest Mounted Police having his desk on the north side, and a rough-and-ready U.S. Marshal having his on the south side.
- When Calls the Heart is set in a town in the Canadian northwest (likely Alberta). Mounties, coal miners, outlaws, and schoolmarms drive the show's many plots.
- Due South is this for part of the pilot, before Fraser ends up in Chicago.
- Sergeant Preston of the Yukon and his sled dog/ally Yukon King. Also a TV series in the 1950s.
- The musical Rose-Marie. There are three film versions, all including considerable changes.