While both the tricolor and the rose appear on other proposals for Alberta, I had the idea for the blue-green-yellow tricolor (based on the coat of arms of Alberta) independently. The stylized rose, the idea of which I did take from preexisting proposals, references the wild rose, the provincial flower, as well as the rose in the coat of arms of Alberta's namesake, British princess Louise Alberta. Two more versions use the provincial colors (blue and yellow), of which the last uses four horizontal stripes in reference to the Franco-Albertan flag.

British Columbia

The first shown proposal for British Columbia uses the British blue ensign format to avoid stretching the Union Jack (a common point of criticism on the current flag), and simplifies the waves and sun. The second removes the Union Jack altogether, and has the crown symbolize British links (which it possibly already does).


After some designs based on the provincial tartan, I made the significantly less radical displayed flags for Manitoba. Most elements of the current flag are retained: the red background (with the Red River Colony, out of which Manitoba was formed, as additional symbolism), the bison and, in the second flag, the St. George's Cross and the reference to Britain in the canton (which could be replaced by a maple leaf if better).

New Brunswick

These flags for New Brunswick remove the lion from the chief part (similarly to Jack Expo's flag) as well as simplifying the waves into a straight blue stripe, resulting in a red-gold-blue tricolor with the (more stylized) ship as charge. The ship is differently colored in the two versions of the flag; both flags have a total of four colors, one fewer than the current flag.

Philip Tibbetts' proposal is a horizontal bicolor of gold and blue, which is the traditional bicolor of the province's namesake Braunschweig (Brunswick) reversed. This modification uses a 2:1 stripe ratio, for visual balance and to allow for a larger ship, as well as to further reduce the similarity with the Ukrainian flag.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Based on Leonardo Piccioni's proposal, these proposals for Newfoundland and Labrador combine the unofficial regional flags of the two halves: the Newfoundland Tricolour (green–white–pink) and the flag of Labrador (white–green–sky blue).

Northwest Territories

My flags for the Northwest Territories are based on the coat of arms, the shield of which is diagonally divided in green and red. The green symbolizes the forests in the south; the red symbolizes the tundra in the north. The blue and white diagonal stripes allude to the chief of the shield (a blue wavy stripe on white, representing the Northwest Passage passing through the Arctic Ocean) as well as to the background stripes of the current flag (which represent waters and ice). The four-pointed star refers to the compass in the crest of the full coat of arms, which represents the magnetic North Pole.

Nova Scotia

The current Nova Scotian flag unites two Scottish symbols: the St. Andrew's Saltire (with the colors switched) and the royal arms. For these proposals I replaced the shield with the provincial flower, the mayflower, in order to include actual province-specific symbols (as opposed to only Scottish ones). In the first, the mayflower is combined with a stylized thistle, which like the saltire represents links with Scotland. Both flowers can be seen in the compartment in the provincial arms.


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While Nunavut already has one of the best Canadian subnational flags in my opinion (I doubt if I dare say it's better than Quebec's!), I wanted to see how the flag would look with a more stylized version of the inuksuk, using rectangles only, and with the inuksuk's unnecessary black outline removed. Since the white doesn't seem to explicitly represent anything in the official specification, I also made some versions with a blue and gold background, saving one more color.


Modelled after my flags for the other province currently using a British Red Ensign, Manitoba, two of these flags for Ontario use the St. George's Cross from the shield in place of the Union Jack. The trillium is the provincial flower and a popular symbol of Ontario; this stylization appears on the Franco-Ontarian flag and the former government logo.

Prince Edward Island

The coat of arms of Prince Edward, after whom the province of Prince Edward Island was named, was the then royal arms of the UK, differenced by a label with a cross in the central point and fleurs-de-lis in the outer points. My proposals are based on it, and use the red, green and white that are the main colors of the current flag. Like Philip Tibbetts, I referenced the three oaks from the current flag, which represent the province's three counties, by acorns. (No real reason for the Nordic cross in the first version other than to give the acorns some space, and to distinguish the flag from England's.)

These versions are closer to the current flag, keeping the red-white fringe (but changed into a border around all four sides) and/or stripes.


Saskatchewan's current flag is a horizontal bicolor of green and yellow, representing its northern forests and southern prairies. It is charged with the provincial flower (the Lilium philadelphicum) in the fly and the provincial arms in the canton.

I based my first two proposals on the green-on-yellow cross from the flag of French Canadians in Saskatchewan and a simplified/symmetrical version of the flower (based on a photograph of it). The third proposal is the bicolor from the current flag with the flower counterchanged in yellow and red.


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Just a simplification of the current flag of Yukon. I replaced the coat of arms with some of its main elements: two red triangles, representing mountains, with two white (originally gold) circles within each. I chose to omit the wavy stripes, which symbolize rivers, since these are already represented by the blue stripe.

The second version instead keeps the arctic dog that appears in the crest of the arms, like Jack Expo's and 5thEye's proposals. The third is a variation on one of my first attempts from 2014, which uses a horizontal layout instead of a vertical one.


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