The official colors of the Canadian flag were proclaimed by King George in 1921. The red came from St. George's cross while the white came from the French royal emblem. This flag won its signature maple leaf after a 33-day debate involving Prime Minister Lester Pearson, who had notice the maple leafs on Canadian battalions in WWI, some 50 years earlier. Canada adopted this flag in 1965 on February 15th, the date now celebrated annually as National Flag of Canada day.
The outdoor Canada Flag is made from durable 200-Denier nylon that has been treated to resist fading. The flag is finished with a sturdy white canvas heading and grommets. The image is dyed on a single side.
This flag is used by Canada’s government and displayed at the U.N. Headquarters in New York.
Please Note: This flag is made to order. Please allow up to 2 weeks for shipping.