Confederation Square - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Posted by: elyob
N 45° 25.449 W 075° 41.681
18T E 445653 N 5030304
Quick Description: The Flags of Canada are on the eastern side (Rideau Canal side) of Elgin.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 3/6/2017 9:08:36 AM
Waymark Code: WMV6Z9
Confederation Square is a central part of the core of Ottawa, the capital of Canada. This special site between the Rideau Canal (a UNESCO heritage site) and the National War Memorial is host to a display of The Flags of Canada. There is an information plaque for each flag. The plaques were placed by the National Capital Commission (NCC).
On site there are fourteen flags. Being a confederated country (formerly described as a dominion), Canada consists of ten provinces and three territories (in 2017). According to the attached photographs, the flags can be identified as follows from front to back: Nunavut, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Newfoundland and Labrador, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario and Canada.
The text below is found on the plaque describing all of the flags.
Les drapeaux du Canada
Le drapeau national du Canada et les drapeaux des provinces et des territoires sont des symboles qui représentent les Canadiens et les Canadiennes. Conformément a la tradition, le drapeau national apparait en premier. Viennent ensuite les drapeaux des provinces, puis ceux des territoires, selon la date d'entrée de chaque province et territoire dans la Confedération. Cette date est inscrite sur la plaque installée au pied de chacun des mâts.
The national flag of Canada and the flags of its provinces and territories are symbols that represent Canadians. Traditionally, the national flag is presented first, followed by the provincial and then territorial flags, based on each province's and territory's date of entry into Confederation. The date appears on the nameplate found at the base of each flagpole.