New Brunswick’s provincial flag hits a half-century today. Light up 50 candles! Just… keep them away from the fabric.

Here are six facts about our flag. Except three of them are fake facts.

How much do you know about NB’s flag?

New Brunswick Flag Flies for 50 // 3 Facts, 3 Fake Facts

1 | The lion on the flag represents a tie to Germany.

2 | The ship portion reflects NB’s shipbuilding industry.

3 | The ship on the NB flag is based on a famous Viking vessel.

4 | Since Canada adopted its national flag nine days earlier, some guy decided to design a flag for NB because the premier was on holiday.

5 | It cost $15,000 to design the NB flag in 1965.

6 | One in four homes in Fredericton South have an NB flag as a curtain.

New Brunswick provincial flag

Happy 50th birthday, New Brunswick provincial flag.


Written by Peter Cullen

Peter Cullen loves to teach children. He specializes in literacy (elementary level) and has a lot of fun creating games and activities for class lessons. He also writes, manages social media accounts and announces roller derby games.

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