|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.
The red represents the Canadian sacrifice during the World Wars. White represents peace and equality for all Canadians. White in the middle also represents the French flag.
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. 
The previous flag of Canada was and is often called "The Red Ensign".
- ↑ The National Flag of Canada
- ↑ Calgary Heritage Initiative forums
- ↑ Proportions and Description of the flag
|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