What are Canada's top Google searches for 2012? Justin Bieber, Stephen Harper and bacon, for starters.

Google's annual Zeitgeist revealed 2012's most popular search terms and trends in different categories, from celebrities to sports teams to destinations. It listed the top 10 entries in every field, providing an interesting glimpse into the year's biggest moments.

Whitney Houston topped this year's 'trending' searches for celebrities after her tragic death in February. Boy band One Direction were the most searched musicians over Justin Bieber, although the Biebs did finish first in the list for most searched Canadian musicians. Prime Minister Stephen Harper earned the top spot on the most searched Canadian politicians list, edging out Liberal leadership candidate Justin Trudeau.

The company compiled the lists by examining over one trillion Google searches made in 2012, exempting repeated searches and spam, and including information from different sources such as Google Trends and internal data tools, it said. Google defined 'trending searches' as "search queries with the highest amount of traffic over a sustained period in 2012 as compared to 2011." The 'most searched' terms were those with the largest volume of searches.

To see more of Canada's top Google searches in more categories like Canadian food, retailers and cities in Google Maps, flip through the gallery.

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  • Trending Searches

    1. Pinterest 2. Hurricane Sandy 3. Olympics 4. Diablo 3 5. Gangnam Style 6. Hunger Games 7. SOPA 8. Star Académie 9. KONY 10. Zerg Rush

  • Trending Celebrities

    1. Whitney Houston 2. Jeremy Lin 3. Michael Clarke Duncan 4. Morgan Freeman 5. Felix Baumgartner 6. Kate Middleton 7. Neil Armstrong 8. Carly Rae Jepsen 9. Lance Armstrong 10. Katie Holmes

  • Most Searched Canadian Politicians

    1. Stephen Harper 2. Justin Trudeau 3. Vic Toews 4. Thomas Mulcair 5. Peter MacKay 6. Bob Rae 7. Jason Kenney 8. Marc Garneau 9. John Baird 10. Elizabeth May

  • Most Searched Musicians

    1. One Direction 2. Justin Bieber 3. Drake 4. Whitney Houston 5. Rihanna 6. Adele 7. Taylor Swift 8. Nicki Minaj 9. Katy Perry 10. Madonna

  • Most Searched Canadian Musicians

    1. Justin Bieber 2. Drake 3. Carly Rae Jepsen 4. Hedley 5. deadmau5 6. Nickelback 7. Avril Lavigne 8. Neil Young 9. Bryan Adams 10. Leonard Cohen

  • Most Searched Retail

    1. eBay 2. craigslist 3. Canadian Tire 4. Walmart 5. Future Shop 6. Home Depot 7. LesPAC 8. Costco 9. Ikea 10. Sears

  • Most Searched Athletes

    1. Tiger Woods 2. Steve Nash 3. Michael Phelps 4. LeBron James 5. Usain Bolt 6. Sidney Crosby 7. Christiano Ronaldo 8. Kobe Bryant 9. Roger Federer 10. Marta

  • Most Searched Canadian Sports Teams

    1. Toronto Blue Jays 2. Toronto Maple Leafs 3. Vancouver Canucks 4. Montreal Canadiens 5. Winnipeg Jets 6. Edmonton Oilers 7. Calgary Flames 8. Ottawa Senators 9. Toronto Raptors 10. Montreal Impact

  • Most Searched Canadian Olympians

    1. Milos Raonic 2. Alexandre Despatie 3. Christine Sinclair 4. Clara Hughes 5. Ryder Hesjedal 6. Simon Whitfield 7. Adam Van Koeverden 8. Paula Findlay 9. Mary Spencer 10. Jessica Zelinka

  • Trending 'How To... ?'

    1. How To Rock 2. How To Love 3. How To Shuffle 4. How To Kiss 5. How To YouTube 6. How To Twerk 7. How To Wakeboard 8. How To Snorkel 9. How To Live 10. How To Embroider

  • Trending 'What Is...?'

    1. What Is Love 2. What Is SOPA 3. What Is Gluten 4. What Is Yolo 5. What Is Instagram 6. What Is Scientology 7. What Is Tumblr 8. What Is Pinterest 9. What Is Dubstep 10. What Is Autism

  • Most Searched Cities In Google Maps

    1. Toronto 2. Montreal 3. Calgary 4. Vancouver 5. Ottawa 6. Edmonton 7. Winnipeg 8. Niagara Falls 9. Quebec City 10. Mississauga

  • Most Searched Canadian Food

    1. Bacon 2. Poutine 3. Maple Syrup 4. Yorkshire Pudding 5. Bannock 6. Smoked Meat 7. Kraft Dinner 8. Butter Tarts 9. Sucre a la creme 10. Sugar pie

  • Most Searched Beer

    1. Molson 2. Guinness 3. Budweiser 4. Coors 5. Labatt 6. Moosehead 7. Sleeman 8. Kokanee 9. Keith's 10. Rickard's

  • Most Searched Craft Beer

    1. Granville Island 2. Amsterdam 3. Big Rock 4. Muskoka 5. Creemore 6. Wellington 7. Okanagan Spring 8. James Ready 9. Mill St. 10. Dead Frog

  • Most Searched Career/Job

    1. Teacher 2. Nurse 3. Designer 4. Accountant 5. Mechanic 6. Electrician 7. Therapist 8. Lawyer 9. Chef 10. Retail/Sales Associate

  • Trending Career/Job

    1. Civil Engineer 2. Pharmacist 3. Truck Driver 4. Veterinarian 5. Paralegal 6. Retail/Sales Associate 7. Electrical Engineer 8. Dancer 9. Software Developer 10.Financial Analyst

  • Most Searched Destinations In Google Maps

    1. Hotel 2. Restaurant 3. Camping 4. Walmart 5. Parking 6. Starbucks 7. Costco 8. Home Depot 9. Golf 10. Grocery

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