|Flag of Canada|
|Adopted||February 15, 1965 |
|Designed by||George Stanley |
The flag of Canada is white with two vertical red stripes on the hoist and fly of the flag, with a stylized red maple leaf in the center of the flag.
Symbolism[edit | edit source]
The red represents the Canadian sacrifice during the World Wars. White represents peace and equality for all Canadians. The white in the middle also represents the white in the middle of the French flag, which represents Canada's relationship with France.
Design story[edit | edit source]
The government of Canada put out a flag design competition after they gained their independence. George Stanley's design won, and was slightly modified before adoption. 
Nickname[edit | edit source]
- The Red Maple Leaf
- La feuille d'érable rouge
- The Canadian Jack (1892-1965)
History[edit | edit source]
The previous flag of Canada was and is often called "The Red Ensign".
References[edit | edit source]
|Provinces and Territories of Canada|
|British Columbia ● Alberta ● Saskatchewan ● Manitoba ● Ontario ● Quebec ● Newfoundland and Labrador (Newfoundland, Labrador) ● New Brunswick ● Prince Edward Island ● Nova Scotia ● Yukon ● Northwest Territories ● Nunavut