The Canadian Flag in Vancouver


Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 — 10:14am PST
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On February 15th, 1965 our country had a new flag design and the very first time it was hoisted was at Vancouver City Hall. Because of the time differential, the new flag went up at 6:00am which made this its first appearance in Canada after its official proclamation [source]. It’s been almost 49 years since the red, white, and maple leaf first waved in the Pacific breeze and in honour of this I have rounded up some photos of our nation’s flag from around the city over the years…

The Canadian Flag in Vancouver

Happy 47 to the Flag (2012)
Photo credit: fotoeins on Flickr

…That, and with Canada’s stellar performance at the Sochi Winter Olympics so far, it seems like as good a time as any to show off our flag a bit, eh?

Happy 46 to the Flag (2011)
Photo credit: fotoeins on Flickr

GO TEAM CANADA
Photo credit: kougar on Flickr

Proudly Canadian
Photo credit: danieldoan on Flickr

Gold Medal Celebration Gold Medal Celebration Liam, waving his flag Gold Medal Celebration
Photo credit: _Tawcan & _Tawcan & Stv. & _Tawcan on Flickr

Flags Wave the Flag!
Photo credit: PiscesDreamer & PiscesDreamer on Flickr

Olympic Bhangra Party Canadian Smiles
Photo credit: PiscesDreamer & PiscesDreamer on Flickr

#vancouver2010 olympics hockey party
Photo credit: rocketcandy on Flickr

Today in Vancouver: Neighbor to the Sails Canadian Pride
Photo credit: [Rikki] Julius Reque & conradolson on Flickr

Triple Flags Flags
Photo credit: halfgeek & Stv. on Flickr

Large Canada Flag
Photo credit: TylerIngram on Flickr

we (enormously) stand on guard ... Canadian flag reflection P1030198
Photo credit: CogitoErgoShoot & formula80_ca on Flickr

Vancouver

Flags and Unnumbered Sparks

Happy 48 to the Flag (2013, Vancouver)
Photo credit: fotoeins on Flickr

canada place Green, blue, red and white Canadian cherry blossoms
Photo credit: just_jeanette & Ruth and Dave & Ruth and Dave on Flickr

Its OK to celebrate....
Photo credit: kennymatic on Flickr

Canada wrapping Canada vs. Switzerland Women's Hockey
Photo credit: kougar & kpwerker on Flickr

Canada's flag is awesome
Photo credit: kougar on Flickr

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3 comments

  1. Sufi Parveen says:

    Very Nice Pictures

  2. Thanks for highlighting some of my photos, B. One of the things I missed out 4 years ago was seeing the number of “red, white, and maple leaf” flags flying throughout town, but the wonderful images here provide a look back. Thanks for your post!

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