National Flag of Canada Day — February 15

At the stroke of noon on February 15, 1965, Canada’s red and white maple leaf flag was raised for the very first time on Parliament Hill. On the same day in 1996, National Flag of Canada Day was declared.

Our national flag is a symbol that unites Canadians and reflects the common values we take pride in — democracy, inclusion and equity.

On February 15, let’s celebrate our Canadian flag!

Close up of a hand holding a red marker coloring the inside of the Canadian Flag maple leaf drawn on a white piece of paper.

Youth corner

Celebrate National Flag of Canada Day with our fun and interactive activity kits for all ages!

A young woman smiling while running in the snow holding a large Canadian Flag.

About the National Flag of Canada

Retrace the events that led to the creation of the National Flag of Canada and learn some interesting facts about our flag.

A man dressed very warmly tying the pole of a large Canadian Flag to a post. Snow, a blue sky and a snow mobile can be seen in the background.

Flag Day toolkit

Use our digital toolkit to promote National Flag of Canada Day on February 15 or to share your Canadian pride throughout the year.

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