Banners on Confederation Boulevard

Each year, Canadian Heritage flies over 500 banners along Confederation Boulevard, the capital’s ceremonial route in downtown Ottawa–Gatineau. The banners highlight Canada’s provinces and territories as well as anniversaries of significance.

Seven banners running along Confederation Boulevard

Provincial and territorial banners in Canada’s Capital Region

The colourful provincial and territorial banners provide a window on Canada. These banners incorporate details and imagery representative of the provinces and territories, along with recognition of Canada’s Capital Region. The design of these banners changes yearly, and features themes such as floral and animal emblems or provincial and territorial landscapes.

Discover the 2023 provincial and territorial banners

Commemorative banners

Each year, special commemorative banners are also installed on Confederation Boulevard. These banners highlight:

  • significant milestones in Canadian history
  • Canadian culture
  • important Canadian figures

Discover the 2023 commemorative banners

2023 marks the 150th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), from its initial roots in the formation of the North-West Mounted Police to the present-day modern police service.

In partnership with Veterans Affairs Canada, we display a commemorative banner series that honours Canadian Armed Forces missions around the world. In 2023, these banners pay tribute to missions in East Timor, Cambodia and Afghanistan. This partnership also includes special banners marking the 80th anniversary of the start of the Italian Campaign and the 70th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice.

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