National Flag of Canada Day and the 50th anniversary of our flag

Canada Flags on Parliament Hill
“The flag is the symbol of the nation’s unity, for it, beyond any doubt, represents all the citizens of Canada without distinction of race, language, belief or opinion,” declared the Speaker of the Senate at the Inauguration of the new flag in .

On our national flag was raised for the first time on Parliament Hill. Canada was just two years away from centennial celebrations when the maple leaf flag was made official by Royal Proclamation. In was declared National Flag of Canada Day and has been observed every year since.

, marked the 50th anniversary of the National Flag of Canada. Canadians are invited throughout the year to join together and celebrate this important symbol of our Canadian identity by organizing their own events and by showing their pride on social media.

Poster for the 50th Anniversary of the Flag

Take part in the Share your Moment with the Flag” Challenge by sharing a picture or video of you and the flag with the hashtag #flag50 and challenge your family and friends to do the same.

Share your images, stories and accounts of Flag Day activities on Facebook, Twitter and Flickr (#FLAG50).

Download printable versions of the poster and order promotional material for an activity celebrating the 50th anniversary of your National Flag of Canada.