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If you are looking for the perceived safety of USA gov bonds and want them packaged into an ETF, then there are many options available to you.

Prepackaged ETFs may have tax advantages or disadvantages, so be sure to talk to an accountant before you buy them. In the US, the bond type available are State, Federal (treasuries), Municipal bonds, and TIPS (which protect against inflation).

There are many many bond funds that you can buy to give you some exposure to some or all of the mentioned classes. Read our full bond ETF article here.

Complete list of USA Bond ETFs available to Canada

Some of the following are ETFs and some are ETNs, so know the difference and be careful when investing in any of these. Please read our disclaimer at the bottom.

Government Bonds
US MUNICIPAL BONDS    
PowerShares Insured New York Muni Bond PZT US Muni Bond - single state
PowerShares Insured California Muni Bond PWZ US Muni Bond - single state
SPDR Barclays Capital New York Muni Bond INY US Muni Bond - single state
SPDR Barclays Capital California Muni Bd CXA US Muni Bond - single state
iShares S&P NY AMT-Free Municipal Bd NYF US Muni Bond - single state
iShares S&P CA AMT-Free Municipal Bd CMF US Muni Bond - single state
Market Vectors Long Municipal ETF MLN US Muni Bonds - Diversified
PowerShares Insured National Muni Bond PZA US Muni Bonds - Diversified
Market Vectors Intermediate Muni ETF ITM US Muni Bonds - Diversified
SPDR Barclays Capital Municipal Bond TFI US Muni Bonds - Diversified
Market Vectors Short Municipal ETF SMB US Muni Bonds - Diversified
iShares S&P National AMT-Free Muni Bd MUB US Muni Bonds - Diversified
iShares S&P S/T Natnl AMT-Free Muni Bd SUB US Muni Bonds - Diversified
SPDR Barclays Capital Short Term Muni Bd SHM US Muni Bonds - Diversified
PowerShares VRDO Tax-Free Weekly PVI US Muni Bonds - Diversified
Market Vectors High-Yield Muni ETF HYD US Muni Bonds - Diversified
Market Vectors Pre-Refunded Muni ETF PRB US Muni Bonds - Diversified
SPDR S&P VRDO Municipal Bond VRD US Muni Bonds - Diversified
iShares Barclays Aggregate Bond AGG Multisector Bond
US TREASURIES    
UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury ProShares TBT US Treasury Bond Fund
SPDR Barclays Capital TIPS IPE US Treasury Bond Fund
iShares Barclays TIPS Bond TIP US Treasury Bond Fund
UltraShort 7-10 Year Treasury ProShares PST US Treasury Bond Fund
SPDR Barclays Capital 1-3 Month T-Bill BIL US Treasury Bond Fund
iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Treasury Bond SHY US Treasury Bond Fund
iShares Barclays Short Treasury Bond SHV US Treasury Bond Fund
iShares Barclays 3-7 Year Treasury Bond IEI US Treasury Bond Fund
SPDR Barclays Capital Interm Term Trs ITE US Treasury Bond Fund
iShares Barclays 7-10 Year Treasury IEF US Treasury Bond Fund
iShares Barclays 10-20 Year Treasury Bd TLH US Treasury Bond Fund
PowerShares 1-30 Laddered Treasury PLW US Treasury Bond Fund
SPDR Barclays Capital Long Term Treasury TLO US Treasury Bond Fund
iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treas Bond TLT US Treasury Bond Fund
Vanguard Extended Dur Treas Idx Instl EDV US Treasury Bond Fund
PIMCO 3-7 Year U.S. Treasury Index ETF FIVZ US Treasury Bond Fund
PIMCO 15+ Year US TIPS Index ETF LTPZ US Treasury Bond Fund
PIMCO 1-5 Year US TIPS Index ETF STPZ US Treasury Bond Fund
Short 20+ Year Treasury ProShares TBF US Treasury Bond Fund
PIMCO 7-15 Year U.S. Treasury Index ETF TENZ US Treasury Bond Fund
PIMCO Broad U.S. TIPS Index ETF TIPZ US Treasury Bond Fund
Direxion Daily 30 Yr Trs Bull 3X Shares TMF US Treasury Bond Fund
Direxion Daily 30 Yr Trs Bear 3X Shares TMV US Treasury Bond Fund
PIMCO 1-3 Year US Treasury Index ETF TUZ US Treasury Bond Fund
Direxion Daily 10 Yr Trs Bull 3X Shares TYD US Treasury Bond Fund
Direxion Daily 10 Yr Trs Bear 3X Shares TYO US Treasury Bond Fund
PIMCO 25+ Yr Zero Cpn U.S. Trsy Idx ETF ZROZ US Treasury Bond Fund
SPDR Barclays Cap Mortgage Backed Bond MBG Government Bond - Mortgage
iShares Barclays Agency Bond AGZ Government Bond - General