Banners on Confederation Boulevard

Banners on Confederation Boulevard in Ottawa
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 and special anniversaries.

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Provincial and Territorial Banners

The colourful provincial and territorial banners provide a window on Canada. Each year we focus on a different theme to showcase the character of each part of the country. These banners might focus on themes like:

  • provincial and territorial symbols, such as floral emblems, animal emblems or legislative buildings
  • artwork depicting each province and territory
  • artwork created by artists from each province and territory
  • provincial and territorial landscapes.

Commemorative Banners

Each year, we also have a special commemorative banner series. These banners highlight:

  • significant milestones in Canadian history
  • Canadian culture
  • special events
  • important Canadian figures
  • regions within Canada.

Commemorative banners have marked themes like the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the Centennial of Parks Canada and the 400th anniversary of Québec City.

Public Art in Canada’s Capital

The Confederation Boulevard banners reflect and celebrate our country and our people through art. Find out more about other forms of commemorative and public art in Canada’s Capital.

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