Quiz about Canadian Provincial Flags
Quiz about Canadian Provincial Flags

Canadian Provincial Flags Trivia Quiz


You're probably quite aware that Canada's flag features a red maple leaf. This quiz will take a look at the flags of Canada's ten provinces. Can you identify them? Good luck!

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Author
kyleisalive
Time
3 mins
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Photo Quiz
Quiz #
360,473
Updated
Dec 03 21
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1. Featuring the Rocky Mountains on the crest, what Canadian province uses this blue flag? Hint

Alberta
Saskatchewan
British Columbia
Yukon Territory

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2. What maritime province features this flag which includes both a lion and oak trees? Hint

Nova Scotia
New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador
Prince Edward Island

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3. Better known as the Fleurdelisé, this flag flies for which province? Hint

Alberta
Ontario
Quebec
New Brunswick

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4. What province, partly an island and partly mainland Canada, introduced this flag latest (in 1980)? Hint

British Columbia
Nova Scotia
Manitoba
Newfoundland and Labrador

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5. With a coat of arms featuring wheat sheaves in the top left corner, this flag flies in what agriculturally-inclined province?

Answer: (One Word)
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6. What provincial flag, depicted, features a nondescript ship in its lower half? Hint

New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador
Ontario
British Columbia

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7. This traditional flag featuring the Union Jack and an emblem is for the country's most-populated province. What province is it?

Answer: (One Word)
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8. What provincial flag adopted in 1966 features a bison on its emblem, signifying a past in hunting and trading? Hint

Ontario
British Columbia
Quebec
Manitoba

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9. One of the oldest provincial flags of Canada and the only one adopted before Confederation was this one. What province does it represent? Hint

New Brunswick
Ontario
Nova Scotia
Quebec

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10. This flag featuring the sun in its lower half is used for which province, also the last one in Canada to see the sunset? Hint

British Columbia
Alberta
Newfoundland and Labrador
Prince Edward Island

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Featuring the Rocky Mountains on the crest, what Canadian province uses this blue flag?

Answer: Alberta

The flag of Alberta, the ninth of ten provinces to join Canada, was adopted by the province in 1968, three years after Canada adopted the maple leaf flag (it had previously shared the Union Jack). The flag, depicted in Alberta Blue, features the provincial crest which includes the Rocky Mountains, grain-filled fields, and St. George's Cross. Alberta, of course, shares the Rockies with the province to the west and the prairies with the provinces to the east.
2. What maritime province features this flag which includes both a lion and oak trees?

Answer: Prince Edward Island

The flag of Prince Edward Island is the only one in the country to feature a unique border - it alternates between red and white all the way around (except on the side next to the mast). The flag also features the lion on the top; this is meant to symbolize Prince Edward, a British commander-in-chief during the final year of the eighteenth century.

The oaks are meant to represent the larger Great Britain and the island of P.E.I. split into its mere three counties; it became the flag in 1964.
3. Better known as the Fleurdelisé, this flag flies for which province?

Answer: Quebec

Quebec, the primarily French-speaking province in Canada, flies this flag of blue and white with four fleurs-de-lis - one in each corner - representing the Virgin Mary of the predominant Catholic faith. While much of British-occupied Canada was Protestant, French-speaking Canadian settlers were Roman Catholic, and much of Quebec culture has resonated from these influences.

The flag was one of the earliest, first flown in 1948. It has since been joined by several different variations and there have been instances in which political separatists have wanted to change it. Nonetheless, this image remains emblematic.
4. What province, partly an island and partly mainland Canada, introduced this flag latest (in 1980)?

Answer: Newfoundland and Labrador

Flown for the first time nearly five centuries after being discovered by famous historical figure John Cabot, the flag of Newfoundland and Labrador was the last one to appear for the ten provinces. Before this, the two parts of the province simply used the British Union Jack as their flag. Newfoundland and Labrador was also the last province to join after Confederation (it was added in 1949), only being followed by territory to the northwest, Nunavut.

The flag is a simple design with a lot of meaning; the left half is meant to tie it to the Union Jack while the right side is meant to represent both halves of the province and its future moving forward.
5. With a coat of arms featuring wheat sheaves in the top left corner, this flag flies in what agriculturally-inclined province?

Answer: Saskatchewan

Go figure - the one with the wheat turns out to be Saskatchewan, a province best known for its wheat fields and agriculture. The emblem in the top left features the heraldic English lion and three wheat sheaves, while the Western Red Lily to the left is the provincial flower.

The colours of the flag are also important as much of Saskatchewan's north is dense forest in the Canadian Shield leading upward to the northern territories. The south of the province is dry, dusty, and full of farmlands.

The flag was inducted in 1969.
6. What provincial flag, depicted, features a nondescript ship in its lower half?

Answer: New Brunswick

The ship on the New Brunswick flag, introduced in 1965, is not meant to represent a specific ship in the province's history, but rather display a former major industry in the province. During the earlier history of Canada (even before it was known as an independent nation), the coast of this maritime province welcomed trade a great deal and facilitated the building of many of Canada's ships. Unlike many of the other provinces in Canada, which feature a red lion to indicate a tie to the British, the gold lion on the New Brunswick flag ties the province back to Germany (specifically Brunswick).
7. This traditional flag featuring the Union Jack and an emblem is for the country's most-populated province. What province is it?

Answer: Ontario

This red ensign flag, originally a design used for the nation (except for the emblem on the right), remained Ontario's flag even after Canada took on the maple leaf. Nonetheless, the Union Jack remained with Ontario due to its history as Upper Canada (the British-occupied area colonized hundreds of years before Confederation).

The emblem features the Cross of St. George, reflective of monarch King George III and three maple leaves - symbols of Canada. The flag was finalized in 1965 after much debate.
8. What provincial flag adopted in 1966 features a bison on its emblem, signifying a past in hunting and trading?

Answer: Manitoba

Although very similar to the Ontario flag (particularly the red ensign design, the Union Jack, and the emblem with the Cross of St. George on the right), the flag does differ a bit. Specifically, the emblem contains a bison instead of maple leaves. This is because before they were hunted down for fur and meat in the nation's earlier days, Manitoba used to be teeming with them.

This flag was added to the roster one year after Ontario's.
9. One of the oldest provincial flags of Canada and the only one adopted before Confederation was this one. What province does it represent?

Answer: Nova Scotia

The Nova Scotian flag was adopted in 1856 and the emblem on it is the red lion. Oddly, the flag is the opposite of the Scottish flag - a white X on a blue background - which is better known as St. Andrew's cross. Without the crest in the center of the flag, it would be identical to the Russian naval flag.

The red lion, like the one on the Saskatchewan flag, is a heraldic emblem harkening back to the rule of Great Britain. This make sense as Nova Scotia was an early Scottish colony.
10. This flag featuring the sun in its lower half is used for which province, also the last one in Canada to see the sunset?

Answer: British Columbia

Adopted in 1960, the flag has the British Union Jack in the top third to signify the British history of the province; the crown inside (the only occurrence of such on any of the provincial flags) indicates the influence of the monarchy. As for the bottom portion, the flag features a wavy blue and white pattern (the sea and the Rockies) along with a gigantic portion of sun.

This is because, as the westernmost province, B.C. gets the final moments of sunset.
Source: Author kyleisalive

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