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This is a list of flags used in Canada.

Contents

National flag

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Canada.svg 1965–present National Flag of Canada
(Maple Leaf Flag, l'Unifolié)
base red flag with a white square in its centre, featuring a red stylized 11-pointed maple leaf

Royal flags

Flag Date Use Description
Royal Standard of Canada.svg 1962 Queen's Personal Canadian Flag A banner of the Royal Arms of Canada with the Queen's Royal Cypher: a blue disk with the initial "E", crowned, all within a wreath of roses, all gold-coloured
Flag of the Governor-General of Canada.svg 1981-Present Flag of the Governor General of Canada A crown lion holding a red maple leaf, on a blue field.
Flag of Canadian Governor General LeBlanc.svg 1999–2002 Flag of the Governor General Modification ordered by the then Governor General of Canada, The Right Honourable Roméo LeBlanc. The tongue and the claws were removed to have a more polite look.
Standard of the Canadian Governor General 1931.svg 1931–1981 Flag of the Governor General A lion standing on a crown, with the name "Canada" below
Canada-GG-1931.svg -1931 Flag of the Governor General A lion standing on a crown, with the name "Canada" below

Vice-regal flags

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia.svg 1869 Flag of the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia The Union Flag with the Coat of Arms of Nova Scotia, surrounded by a chain of green maple leaves.
Flag of the Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick.svg 1981 Flag of the Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick The coat of Arms of New Brunswick, crowned, on a blue field, surrounded by ten golden maple leaves
Flag of the Lieutenant-Governor of Quebec.svg 1981 Flag of the Lieutenant Governor of Quebec The Coat of Arms of Quebec, crowned, within a white circle on a blue field.
Flag of the Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario.svg 1981 Flag of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario The Coat of Arms of Ontario, crowned, on a blue field, surrounded by ten golden maple leaves.
Flag of the Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba.svg 1981 Flag of the Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba The Coat of Arms of Manitoba, crowned, on a blue field, surrounded by ten golden maple leaves.
Flag of the Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia.svg 1981 Flag of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia The Coat of Arms of British Columbia, crowned, on a blue field, surrounded by ten golden maple leaves
Flag of the Lieutenant-Governor of Prince Edward Island.svg 1981 Flag of the Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island The Coat of Arms of Prince Edward Island, crowned, on a blue field, surrounded by ten golden maple leaves
Flag of the Lieutenant-Governor of Saskatchewan.svg 1981 Flag of the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan The Coat of Arms of Saskatchewan, crowned, on a blue field, surrounded by ten golden maple leaves.
Flag of the Lieutenant-Governor of Alberta.svg 1981 Flag of the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta The Coat of Arms of Alberta, crowned on a blue field, surrounded by ten golden maple leaves.
Flag of the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg 1981 Flag of the Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador The Coat of Arms of Newfoundland and Labrador, crowned, on a blue field, surrounded by ten golden maple leaves.
Flag Date Use Description
VR Standard - Nunavut 2009.jpg 2009- Flag of the Commissioner of Nunavut The commonwealth flag project was one of the first places in the world to display this new standard. (http://www.commonwealthflagproject.org)
YT Commissioner flag.gif unknown Flag of the Commissioner of Yukon Yukon Territory's coat of arms on a blue field
Standard Of The Commisioner Of Northwest Territories.png unknown Flag of the Commissioners of Northwest Territories Coat of arms of the Northwest Territories on a blue field

Provincial flags

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg 1858–present Flag of Nova Scotia A banner of the coat of arms of Nova Scotia, a blue saltire on a white field charged with an inescutcheon bearing the Arms of Scotland.
Flag of Quebec.svg 1948–present Flag of Quebec (the Fleurdelisé) A white cross on a blue field, with a fleur-de-lis in each quadrant formed by the cross.
Flag of British Columbia.svg 1960–present Flag of British Columbia A banner of the coat of arms of British Columbia, a Union Flag featuring a crown, with wavy white and blue lines symbolizing the Pacific Ocean and a setting sun for the province's location on the west coast.
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg 1964–present Flag of Prince Edward Island A banner of the coat of arms of Prince Edward Island, the upper third features the heraldic lion of England, as shown on the banner of HRH Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent for whom the island is named; the bottom two thirds features 3 small oaks, representing the counties in the province, under the protection of a larger oak representing the UK.
Flag of Manitoba.svg 1965–present Flag of Manitoba A Red Ensign with the coat of arms of Manitoba
Flag of New Brunswick.svg 1965–present Flag of New Brunswick A banner of the coat of arms of New Brunswick, top one third, a gold lion representing ties to Brunswick-Lüneburg and England, and the bottom two thirds, a Spanish galley representing the province's shipbuilding industry.
Flag of Ontario.svg 1965–present Flag of Ontario A Red Ensign with the coat of arms of Ontario.
Flag of Alberta.svg 1968–present Flag of Alberta The coat of arms of Alberta on a blue field
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg 1969–present Flag of Saskatchewan Green upper half, with the coat of arms of Saskatchewan, yellow lower half, with western red lily, the provincial floral emblem overlapping both parts
Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg 1980–present Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador Blue triangles symbolise the Union Flag, the red triangles symbolise the two parts of the province, and the gold arrow symbolises a "brighter future".

Territorial flags

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Yukon.svg 1968–present Flag of Yukon A green, white, and blue tricolour with at the centre, the Coat of Arms of Yukon above a wreath of fireweed, the territorial flower.
Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg 1969–present Flag of the Northwest Territories A blue field on which is a Canadian pale (a white stripe taking up half the width of the flag), with at the centre, the shield from the Coat of Arms of the Northwest Territories.
Flag of Nunavut.svg 1999–present Flag of Nunavut A yellow and white background with red inukshuk and a blue star, which represents both the Niqirtsuituq, the North Star, and the leadership of elders in the community

Municipal flags

Alberta

Flag Date Use Description
Airdrie-flag.png unknown Flag of Airdrie, Alberta
Flag of Banff AB.svg unknown Flag of Banff, Alberta
Flag of Calgary, Alberta.svg October 3, 1983 Flag of Calgary A flag with a C and cowboy hat
Canmore flag.png unknown Flag of Canmore, Alberta
Flag of Edmonton.svg 1966 Flag of Edmonton A white square on a blue field (Canadian pale), with the City's Coat of Arms.
Fort Saskatchewan-flag.png unknown Flag of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta A white field containing the town's coat of arms
GrandePrairie-flag.jpg unknown Flag of Grande Prairie, Alberta
High Level-flag.png unknown Flag of High Level, Alberta
Innisfail flag.png unknown Flag of Innisfail, Alberta
unknown Flag of Jasper, Alberta
unknown Flag of Lamont County, Alberta
unknown Flag of Leduc County, Alberta
Leduc-flag.png unknown Flag of Leduc, Alberta
Flag of Lethbridge.svg 1967 Flag of Lethbridge, Alberta The Flag of Lethbridge was adopted in 1967, the year of Canada's centennial. It is based on the flag that was once flown at Fort Whoop-Up.
unknown Flag of Medicine Hat, Alberta
unknown Flag of Parkland County, Alberta
Flag of St Albert, Alberta.svg unknown Flag of St. Albert, Alberta
Spruce Grove flag.png unknown Flag of Spruce Grove, Alberta
unknown Flag of Taber, Alberta
Wetaskiwin flag.png unknown Flag of Wetaskiwin, Alberta
unknown Centennial Flag of Wetaskiwin, Alberta

British Columbia

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Abbotsford, BC.svg 1995 Flag of Abbotsford, British Columbia
Flag of Burnaby, BC.svg unknown Flag of Burnaby, British Columbia
Cranbrook, BC flag.png unknown Flag of Cranbrook, British Columbia Contains the town coat of arms
Chetwynd Flag.png unknown Flag of Chetwynd, British Columbia Contains the town coat of arms.
Comox, BC flag.png unknown Flag of Comox, British Columbia
Flag of Chilliwack.svg unknown Flag of Chilliwack, British Columbia
Flag of Coquitlam BC.svg unknown Flag of Coquitlam, British Columbia
DawsonCreek flag.gif unknown Flag of Dawson Creek, British Columbia
Flag of Delta, British Columbia.svg unknown Flag of Delta, BC A green flag with a golden triangle, and a large golden dot in the middle.
FSJ Flag.svg unknown Flag of Fort St. John, BC A white flag, with the Sun rising above a road heading up a mountain, with the city's slogan ("The Energetic City") in cursive writing below a golden line.
Former Flag of Fort St. John, BC.svg unknown Former flag of Fort St. John, BC
District of Hope Flag.png unknown Flag of Hope, British Columbia
Hudson'sHope flag.jpg unknown Flag of Hudson's Hope, British Columbia Contains the town coat of arms.
unknown Flag of Kelowna, British Columbia Contains the city's coat of arms
Flag of Kitimat, British Columbia.png unknown Flag of Kitimat, British Columbia Stylized snowflake
Langford, BC flag.png unknown Flag of Langford, British Columbia
Langley BC Flag.svg unknown Flag of Langley, British Columbia
LanfgleyTS-flag.png unknown Flag of Langley Township, British Columbia
Nanaimo Flag.svg unknown Flag of Nanaimo, British Columbia
New Westminster flag.jpg 1992 Flag of New Westminster, British Columbia New Westminster's flag is modelled on the national flag, with blue bars at either side and the shield of the City's arms in the centre.
Flag of North Vancouver, British Columbia (district municipality).svg unknown Flag of North Vancouver, British Columbia (district municipality)
Flag of Prince George, BC.svg unknown Flag of Prince George, British Columbia
Penticton BC Flag.svg unknown Flag of Penticton, British Columbia
Pitt Meadows BC Flag.png 2004 Flag of Pitt Meadows, British Columbia This flag is seen at the municipal offices of the district of Pitt Meadows, and is based on the city coat of arms. Size ratio - 1:2
unknown Flag of Port Alice, British Columbia The village's flag has the coat of arms in the canton, shield in the crest
Port Coquitlam-flag.png unknown Flag of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
Port Moody, BC flag.png unknown Flag of Port Moody, British Columbia Contains town coat of arms
Richmondbcflag.svg unknown Flag of Richmond, British Columbia A gold flag with a navy blue border, defaced with the shield of the city's coat of arms.
Flag of Surrey BC.svg unknown Flag of Surrey, British Columbia
Flag of Terrace, British Columbia.svg unknown Flag of Terrace, British Columbia
Flag of Vancouver (Canada).svg 1983 Flag of Vancouver A banner of the Coat of Arms of Vancouver
Victoria-flag.png unknown Flag of Victoria
West Vancouver flag.png unknown Flag of West Vancouver A blue flag with a white canton containing the city's coat of arms.

Manitoba

Flag Date Use Description
unknown Flag of Brandon, Manitoba
Flin Flon Flag.svg unknown Flag of Flin Flon, Manitoba
Flag of Winnipeg.svg April 7, 1976 Flag of Winnipeg The city arms on a white roundel placed on a diagonally divided field. The blue represents the city's clear skies and the yellow, the golden wheat fields.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Flag Date Use Description
unknown Flag of Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador
unknown Flag of Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador
Mount Pearl, NL flag.gif unknown Flag of Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador
St. John's, NL flag.gif unknown Flag of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

New Brunswick

Flag Date Use Description
FrederictonNBCAFlag.jpg

unknown Flag of Fredericton, New Brunswick The city's coat of arms on blue. Fredericton's coat of arms consists of three shields: the Union Jack in the upper left shield surmounted by the crown; the Royal Arms crowned the personal flag of the reigning sovereign of Britain in the upper right shield and the irradiated cross above signifies Fredericton's status as a cathedral city; and below a fir tree symbolizes the forests of New Brunswick.

The motto is: Fredericopolis silvae filia nobilis (Fredericton noble daughter of the forest).

Northwest Territories

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Yellowknife, NWT.svg unknown Flag of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories Unequal tricolour of azure blue, yellow, and white, with the town's coat of arms in the middle.

Nova Scotia

Flag Date Use Description
Annapolis Royal flag.png unknown Flag of Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia
unknown Former flag of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Former official flag of Dartmouth, containing the city's former coat of arms in the left white triangle, with alternating gold and blue, symbolizing the riches of the area, and the bounty of the sea. It is still available for use by corporations or individuals.[1]See also:[2]
unknown Flag of Guysborough, Nova Scotia
Halifax flag 1992.png July 1, 1992 Flag of Halifax, Nova Scotia A Gold Kingfisher on a blue background. Inspired the 1999 flag, below. It is still available for use by corporations or individuals.[3],See also:[4]
Halifax Flag.svg 1999 Flag of Halifax Regional Municipality A yellow saltire on a blue field, with two yellow ships in each cross section. It is a state flag, rather than a civil flag: although it can be used on civic buildings, including school buildings, it is available for use by corporations or individuals. See also: [5]
unknown Flag of Wolfville, Nova Scotia
Yarmouth, NS flag.gif unknown Flag of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
Yarmouth County, NS flag.gif unknown Flag of The Municipality of the District of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

Nunavut

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Iqaluit, Nunavut.svg unknown Flag of Iqaluit, Nunavut unknown

Ontario

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Barrie.svg November 25, 1974 Flag of Barrie, Ontario
Flag of Burlington, ON.png unknown Flag of Burlington, Ontario
Flag of Cornwall, Ontario.svg June 21, 1995 Flag of Cornwall, Ontario The coat of arms of the City of Cornwall on a Canadian pale.
 ?-1998 Flag of the Borough of East York
 ?-1998 Flag of the City of Etobicoke]]
Flag of Guelph.svg unknown Flag of Guelph, Ontario A Red and white flag, with the symbolic white running horse of Hanover, and the Guelphic crown.
Flag of Hamilton.svg 1993 Flag of Hamilton, Ontario Design by Bishop Ralph Spence, the flag was specially designed to compliment the Canadian flag. The colours are yellow and royal blue. In the centre is a golden yellow Cinquefoil, which as the badge of Clan Hamilton, represent the cities name. The chain on the outside symbolizes both unity and the community's steel industry. The six links in the chain represent the city’s six communities.
Unknown Flag of Hearst, Ontario
unknown Flag of Kapuskasing, Ontario
unknown City Hall Flag of Kitchener, Ontario
unknown General-purpose flag of Kitchener, Ontario
Flag of London, Ontario.svg Unknown Flag of London, Ontario The flag consists of the "Forest City" tree logo on a white background, with the words "London, Canada" beneath.
Flag of Mississauga.svg Unknown Flag of Mississauga, Ontario The flag consists of the coat of arms of the City of Mississaga encircled by "City of Mississauga" and "Incorporated 1974" on a blue field.
Unknown Flag of Newmarket, Ontario
unknown Flag of Orillia, Ontario
Flag of Ottawa, Ontario.svg 2000 Flag of Ottawa An "O" design, exhibiting a highly stylised maple leaf, on a blue and green background, representing the rivers and green space in the city
Flag of Ottawa (1902-1987).svg 1902–1987 Flag of Ottawa A tricolour flag
1987–2000 Flag of Ottawa A tricolour flag, modified with the Coat of Arms of Ottawa
unknown-2000 Former flag of Ottawa-Carleton Regional Municipality
Ptboflag.svg unknown Flag of Peterborough, Ontario
Richmond Hill Flag.gif unknown Flag of Richmond Hill, Ontario The flag contains the town's Coat of Arms. (Flag source)
Flag of St. Catharines, Ontario.svg 1972 Flag of St. Catharines, Ontario The flag features the Coat of Arms of St. Catharines on a white field, surrounded by green bars. The green color symbolises the fruitlands and extensive gardens of the city.
Flag of Thunder Bay.svg 1972 Flag of Thunder Bay, Ontario The golden background and maple leaf represents a sunrise over the Sleeping Giant, the blue represents Lake Superior.[6]
Toronto Flag.svg 1999 Flag of Toronto A representation of Toronto City Hall, with a red maple leaf at the base.
FlagMetropolitanToronto.png 1967–1998 Flag of Metropolitan Toronto The flag contains Metropolitan Toronto's sixfoil logo representing each of the then municipalities on a blue and green background divided in half horizontally
Flag of Scarborough, Ontario.svg 1969–1998 Flag of Scarborough, Ontario Approximate representation of the flag of the former City of Scarborough, Ontario, representing the Scarborough Bluffs meeting Lake Ontario.
Flag of Sudbury Ontario.svg unknown Flag of Sudbury, Ontario
Flag-Ca-On-Windsor.svg 1992 Flag of Windsor, Ontario On a blue field, a white line dividing from the lower hoist to the upper fly. At the upper hoist, the city seal bearing the city name and date of founding, surrounding a stylized letter W and a rose. On the lower fly, a rose.

The city seal was replaced in 1992 by a Corporate Seal. The date 1854 stands for the final date in which the railroad to Windsor was completely built and the city was formed by the amalgamation of several other settlements.

unknown Flag of Woodstock, Ontario

Prince Edward Island

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Charlottetown.svg unknown Flag of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Quebec

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Alma, Quebec.png unknown Flag of Alma, Quebec
unknown Flag of Baie-James, Quebec
Brossard quebec flag.png unknown Flag of Brossard, Quebec
unknown New Flag of Brossard, Quebec
unknown Flag of Cabano, Quebec
unknown Flag of Dorval, Quebec
unknown Flag of Dubuisson, Quebec
Flag of Laval, Quebec.svg unknown Flag of Laval, Quebec
Flag of Levis.svg December 9, 2002 Flag of Lévis, Quebec Black and gold are taken from the city coat of arms, themselves inspired by the arms of François Gaston, Duke of Lévis, who won the battle for Sainte-Foy. Gold represents faith in the future, strength and wealth. Black (or sable) symbolizes steadiness and vigilance. White gives perspective to the whole. The flag's conception is reminiscent of the regimental colors used by the French in New France.
Drapeau ville ca Longueuil (Québec).svg 2004 Flag of Longueuil, Quebec Flag based on the Coat of Arms of the City of Longueuil, Quebec. This is the official flag design for the City of Longueuil, however it is not used outside of Longueuil's City Hall. The coat of arms are based on the former Coat of Arms of the former city of Longueuil (which is now the Vieux-Longueuil section of the new city), and these arms are based on those of Charles Lemoyne, the Baron of Longueuil.
Longueuil logo.png 2002 Banner of Longueuil, Quebec This flag is seen at all municipal offices of the city of Longueuil, and is based on the city logo. Size ratio - 1:2
Flag of Montreal.svg 1939 Flag of Montreal A red cross on a white background with four floral emblems representing the ethnic background of the city.
unknown-2002 Former Flag of Montreal-Est
unknown-2002 Former flag of Montreal-Nord
unknown Flag of the Town of Mount Royal, Quebec
unknown Former flag of Outremont, Quebec
unknown Flag of Perce, Quebec Contains the Perce Rock
unknown Former flag of Pierrefonds, Quebec
Flag of Quebec City.svg January 12, 1987 Flag of Quebec City A golden yellow ship on a deep blue field surrounded by a crenelated white design representing its unique city walls.
Rivière-du-Loup flag.png unknown Flag of Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec
unknown Former flag of Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec
Ville de Saguenay flag.png unknown Flag of Saguenay, Quebec
unknown Flag of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec
JJ Flag of Shawinigan.svg unknown Flag of Shawinigan, Quebec Two yellow lightning blots on a white stream representing the historical Hydroelectric dam of the City.
Sherbrooke flag.png unknown Flag of Sherbrooke, Quebec
unknown Flag of Trois-Rivières, Quebec

Saskatchewan

Flag Date Use Description
Canora sk flag.gif unknown Flag of Canora, Saskatchewan Town's coat of arms on a tricolour flag, with yellow being the fertile wheat fields and green being the green grass and trees.
unknown Flag of Estevan, Saskatchewan Town's seal on a yellow and black flag, with the maple leaf in the flag's canton
Flag of Gravelbourg.png unknown Flag of Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan
Flag of Lang.jpg unknown Flag of Lang, Saskatchewan
Llodminster flag.png unknown Flag of Lloydminster, Saskatchewan/Alberta
unknown Flag of Milestone, Saskatchewan
unknown Flag of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Flag of North Battleford.jpg unknown Flag of North Battleford, Saskatchewan
Flag of Prince Albert, SK.svg unknown Flag of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
Flag of Regina.svg unknown Flag of Regina, Saskatchewan FLAG: The city's new flag combines the principal colours of the shield and key elements from the coat of arms in a dramatic composition. The blue bar represents the endless prairie sky while the gold symbolizes the fields of grain surrounding Regina which play an important role in the city's economy. The Royal Crown, which also appears in the crest, honours Regina's name, status as capital and royal roots. As in the arms, it is granted to the city as a special honour by Her Majesty the Queen on the recommendation of His Excellency the Governor General. (Source)
Saskatoon Flag.svg 1952 Flag of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan In 1952, during the preparations for the city's 70th anniversary, the City Council of Saskatoon approved a municipal flag. It was designed in 1952 by Dick G. Whitehead, art director of Modern Press Limited. The flag bears the city arms on a white roundel, and a spray of Saskatoon berries on a green panel at the hoist. On the fly, seven white stripes on a yellow background represent the seven districts of the city. Apparently the flag was not used at the time of the anniversary and rested largely forgotten but for a large painting of it hanging in the city transit garage. Rejuvenated in 1966 during preparations for the national centennial, it has flown in the city ever since.[1]
Weyburn, SK flag.png unknown Flag of Weyburn, Saskatchewan
Flag of Yorkton.png unknown Flag of Yorkton, Saskatchewan

Yukon

Flag Date Use Description
Whitehorse flag.png 1950 Whitehorse, Yukon Flag of Whitehorse, Yukon

Military flags

Flag Date Use Description
Canadian Forces Flag.svg 1968 Joint service flag of the Canadian Forces A Canadian White Ensign, defaced with the Joint Service Badge.
Naval Jack of Canada.svg 1968 Canadian Navy Jack, used by ships bearing the prefix, HMCS A Canadian White Ensign, defaced with the Badge of the Canadian Forces Maritime Command
Canadian Army Flag.svg 1968 Flag of the Canadian Forces Land Force Command A Canadian White Ensign defaced with the Badge of the Canadian Forces Land Force Command.
Canadian Air Command flag.svg 1965 Flag of the Canadian Forces Air Command A Canadian Blue Ensign defaced with the Roundel of the Canadian Forces Air Command.
Flag of the Canadian Navy Board.svg pre-1964 Flag of the Canadian Navy Board A fouled anchor on a blue-red background.

Ensign

Flag Date Use Description
Coastguard Flag of Canada.svg 1962 Canadian Coast Guard Vertical diband maritime flag with a red maple leaf emlem on a white background at the hoist end, charged with a pair of gold or yellow stylized fish or whales swimming in opposite directions in a blue background on the fly.

Historical flags

National flags

Flag Date Use Description
Canadian Red Ensign.svg 1957 Canadian Red Ensign, used as the National Flag of Canada from 1957 until 1965 Red Ensign defaced with the Royal Arms of Canada. The maple leaves at the bottom of the shield are red.
Flag of Canada 1921.svg 1922 Canadian Red Ensign, used as the National Flag of Canada from 1922 until 1957 Red Ensign defaced with the Royal Arms of Canada. The maple leaves at the bottom of the shield are green.
Flag of Canada-1868-Red.svg 1868 Used as the National Flag of Canada from 1868 until 1922 Red Ensign defaced with the arms of the four original provinces of Canada
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 1801 Canada's de jure flag until 1965, known as the Royal Union Flag The Union Flag, the royal flag of the United Kingdom from 1801
Union flag 1606 (Kings Colors).svg 1763 Flag hoisted in most military installations in Quebec and later for both Upper Canada and Lower Canada
Pavillon royal de France.svg 1715–1763 Used in New France; Standard of the royal family of France until 1789
Pavillon LouisXIV.svg 1663–1715 Used in New France? Standard of King Louis XIV

Military flags

Flag Date Use Description
Canadian Blue Ensign 1921.svg 1921–1957 The Blue Ensign, worn as a jack by the Royal Canadian Navy Blue Ensign defaced with the Royal Arms of Canada. The maple leaves at the bottom of the shield are green.
Canadian Blue Ensign.svg 1957–1965 Final version of the Blue Ensign, worn as a jack by the Royal Canadian Navy Blue Ensign defaced with the Royal Arms of Canada. The maple leaves at the bottom of the shield are red.
Ensign of the Royal Canadian Air Force.svg 1941–1965 Based Royal Air Force Ensign, as used by the Royal Canadian Air Force A field of air force blue with the Union Flag in the canton and the Canadian roundel in the middle of the fly.

Others/Non-Official Flags

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Newfoundland.svg 1843 Newfoundland flag A green white and pink tricolour. The green represents the shamrock of Ireland, the white for Saint Andrew's cross of Scotland, and the pink represents the Tudor rose of England.
Flag of Acadia.svg 1884 Acadian cultural flag A blue, white and red (French) tricolour with golden star in the blue section
Cape Breton Island flag 1997.png
Cape Breton Island flag 1990s.png
Cape Breton Island Flag 1940s.jpg
unknown - 1940s-1997 Cape Breton Island flags over the years. the Eagle Flag (top) is the newest, having appeared in 1997, while the previous gold and blue flag (on bottom, with Cape Breton Island in the middle) dates to the 1940s). The tartan flag (middle) appeared in the early 1990s. [7]
Flag of Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean.svg 1938 Flag of Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean (a.k.a. Sagamie) An horizontal bicolor, green over yellow, surmounted by a red-bordered grey cross extending throughout. Green represents the rich forests of the region, yellow its agriculture, grey industry and commerce, and red the vitality of the population.
L'Anse-Saint-Jean flag.svg 1997? Flag of the "Kingdom of L'anse-Saint-Jean, Quebec" Tricolour flag with white and blue based from the Flag of Quebec. The yellow and green are the main colours of the flag of Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. The blue is for the oceans, the white for the wed, the yellow for the agriculture and the green for the continents. The design is inspired from Flag of France.
unknown Unofficial flag of the Lac Saint-Jean region in Quebec Used as a tourism flag, not nearly as popular as the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean flag, however.
Canada Pearson Pennant 1964.svg 1965 Proposed Flag for Canada, known as the Pearson Pennant A blue field with a white square containing a three-leaf maple
1967 Canadian Coat of Arms Flag first used by the Gov't in 1967 for the Centennial celebrations Canadian Coat of Arms on a plain red field of flag same size and proportions as the Canadian flag.
Flag of the Republic of Madawaska.gif 1938 Flag of the Republic of Madawaska White flag with an Eagle and red stars over it
Madawaska Flag Bicentennial.png unknown Bicentennial Flag of the Republic of Madawaska White flag with a porcupine surrounded by gold stars, with a fleur-des-lis in the upper-left corner.
Gaspésie unofficial flag.svg unknown Unofficial flag of the Gaspé Peninsula (Gaspésie Region) Based on the Flag of Quebec, with the fleur-de-lis to show its French Canadian heritage, the green for its forests, the blue for the sea, and the compass to symbolize the Sun.
unknown Unoffocial and proposed flag of the Acadian Peninsula Flag contains the Sun on a blue background, with three golden horizontal stripes, for each of the three communities on the peninsula.
Flag of Labrador.svg 1974 Flag of Labrador A white, green, and blue tricolour with spruce twig in the white section
Franco-Ontarian flag.svg 1975 Flag of the Ontario French-speaking community (Franco-Ontarian) Two vertical bands of different colours. The first band is mid green and has a white lily in the middle of the band. The second band is white and has a mid green trillium in the middle of the band.
Bandera dels Fransaskois.svg 1976 Flag of the Fransaskois Yellow with a green cross centred towards the upper hoist. A red fleur-de-lis is set in the lower fly.
Flag of the Franco-Manitobains.svg February 17, 1980 Flag of the Franco-Manitobains White over yellow over red, with the white making up two thirds of the height of the flag. Set towards the hoist is a green plant emblem in four pieces, with top in the white field and stems extending to the bottom.
Flag of the Franco-Colombiens.svg May 1981 Flag of the Franco-Columbians Dogwood is the floral emblem of British Columbia. The blue stripes evoke the sea and, where they rise, the mountains. The stylized fleur-de-lis symbolizes the French speaking community and points to the sun represented by the yellow disk.
Flag of the Franco Albertains.svg March 6, 1982 Flag of Franco-Albertans Blue, white and red, with a white fleur-de-lys in the upper left corner and a red wild rose in the lower right corner. The wild rose, the provincial flower of Alberta, represents the province as does the field of blue in the upper right corner. The white represents la Francophonie, and the blue and white stripes represent the waters and roads travelled throughout the province by Francophone explorers and colonists.
Flag of the Franco-Yukonnais.svg October 1985 Flag of the Franco-Yukonnais A blue field and three diagonal stripes set from lower hoist to upper fly. The colours of the stripes are white and golden yellow. The effect created by the arrangement of the stripes is meant to represent Yukon's many mountains. Blue is for the French people and the sky. White is for winter and snow. Yellow represents the gold rush and the Franco-Yukonnais contributions to history of the territory.
Franco-Terreneuviens.svg 1986 Flag of the Fédération des Francophones de Terre-Neuve et du Labrador (Franco-Terreneuviens) Three unequal panels of blue, white, and red, with two yellow sails set on the line between the white and red panels. The sail on top is charged with a spruce twig, while the bottom sail is charged with a pitcher flower.
Flag of the FrancoTenois.svg 1992 Flag of the Franco-Ténois A polar bear on a snowy hill, looking forward towards a snowflake/Fleur-de-lis combined, representing the French community of the Northwest Territories of Canada.
Canadian Duality Flag.svg 1994 Proposed flag for Canada, known as the Canadian Unity Flag Blue stripes added to the current flag.
2000 Flag of the Monarchist League of Canada The flag created for the Monarchist League of Canada, as proclaimed by The Niagara Herald Extraordinary, R. Gordon Macpherson.
Flag of the Franco-Nunavois.png 2002 Flag of the Franco-Nunavois Blue that represents the Arctic sky and white recalls the snow, abundantly present on the territory. The principal shape represent an igloo, and under this one, the inukshuk which symbolise the human presence. A single dandelion flower grows from beneath it.
Nunatsiavut flag.svg 2005 Flag of Nunatsiavut A white, green and blue Inukshuk
Flag of Vancouver Island.svg Unknown Flag of Vancouver Island This is the old colonial flag of Vancouver island, used informally today.
Flag of the Iroquois Confederacy.svg Unknown Flag of the Iroquois Confederacy Mauve, with a stylized white "Tree of Peace" in the centre, connected to two white square patterns to each side with connecting bars extending beyond the borders of the image. Each image represents one of the original nations in the confederacy. The flag is adapted from the original wampum belt.
Metis Blue.svg
Metis Red.svg
Unknown Flag of the Métis people Blue flag with a white Infinity symbol, also in a Red form
unknown Flag of the Gwich'in people
Tlichoflag.svg unknown Flag of the Tłįchǫ (Dogrib) people
FoodlandOntariologo.png 1977 Flag of Foodland Ontario

Corporate Flags

A number of private corporations also use their own flags, but they are often used along side the Maple Leaf.

A list of corporations with corporate flags:

See also

References

  1. ^ Alistair, Fraser (January 30, 1998). "The Flags of Canada - Saskatchewan". http://www.fraser.cc/FlagsCan/Provinces/Saskatchewan.html. Retrieved 2007-10-04. 

External links


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