On February 15, 1965, the red and white Maple Leaf flag was flown on Parliament Hill for the first time.
Starting with the earliest settlers to Canada, and later worn proudly on the cap badges of our First World War soldiers, the maple leaf has long served as a symbol of our great nation. For more than 50 years, its place on the national flag has served as a proud reminder of all that it means to be Canadian.
This year, National Flag of Canada Day falls during the Olympic Winter Games. Canadians are invited to take this opportunity to honour their flag and cheer on their Olympic and Paralympic Team Canada athletes.
To learn more about National Flag of Canada Day 2018 and what Canadians are doing in communities across Canada to celebrate visit canada.ca/flagday
We’re inviting Canadians to take a moment to honour our flag. Join the Take a Selfie with the Flag Challenge by posting a picture or video with the hashtag #CanadianFlag.