National Flag of Canada

Every February 15, we celebrate the National Flag of Canada Day across the country. 2023 marks 58 years since Canada’s red and white maple leaf flag was selected as the National Flag of Canada.

We are inviting Canadians of all ages from coast to coast to coast to learn more about the history of their National Flag by visiting this website. There you can explore interesting facts about our flag, view a timeline of its creation, learn about the National Flag of Canada etiquette, and more!

Visit the Youth Corner of this website to download fun interactive activities including a colouring page, a Canadian symbols scavenger hunt, a crossword puzzle and a flag history quiz.

Dress in red and white and take a photo of yourself with a flag along with your colleagues and friends or your classroom. Be sure to share your participation on social media using the #CanadianFlag hashtag and by tagging @cdn.heritage!

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