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TARTANS OF CANADA

Apart from natural features in the landscape and native flora and fauna, many regional tartans take their colors from tributes to province or territory flags and coats of arms. 

 

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Click on any region - then click again for more tartan details.

 

For a quick look, scroll down to see the tartans in order of adoption into the Confederation. 

Click the Maple Leaf tartan for more about the official tartan of Canada!

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CANADIAN TARTANS

Click on any tartan for more tartan details - tartan origins, adoption dates and design inspirations, including regional flags and coats of arms!

Newfoundland and Labrador
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Newfoundland and Labrador

March 31, 1949

Quaerite Prime Regnum Dei "Seek ye first the Kingdom of God"

Nunavut
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Nunavut

April 1, 1999

Nunavut Sanginivut (in Inuktitut) "Nunavut, our strength"

Yukon
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Yukon

June 13, 1898

Canada
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Canada

July 1, 1867

A Mari usque ad Mare ""From Sea to Sea' and 'D'un océan à l'autre'"

Cape Breton Island
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Cape Breton Island

July 1, 1867

New Brunswick
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New Brunswick

July 1, 1867

Spem Reduxit "Hope was restored"

Nova Scotia
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Nova Scotia

July 1, 1867

Munit Haec et Altera Vincit "One defends and the other conquers"

Ontario
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Ontario

July 1, 1867

Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet "Loyal she began, loyal she remains"

Prince Edward Island
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Prince Edward Island

July 1, 1873

Parva Sub Ingenti "The small under the protection of the great"

Quebec
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Quebec

July 1, 1867

Je me souviens "I remember"

Manitoba
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Manitoba

July 15, 1870

Gloriosus et Liber "Glorious and free"

Northwest Territory
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Northwest Territory

July 15, 1870

British Columbia
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British Columbia

July 20, 1871

Splendor Sine Occasu "Splendour without diminishment"

Alberta
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Alberta

September 1, 1905

Fortis et Liber "Strong and free"

Saskatchewan
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Saskatchewan

September 1, 1905

Multibus E Gentibus Vires "From many peoples strength"