Most Recognized Flags of Canadian Provinces & Territories

By Christopher Boan
Fact Checked by Jim Tomlin

Based on the digital tea leaves of the internet, it seems like Quebec’s blue-and-white provincial flag has left a mark on the people of Canada. So did the standard of the nation’s largest province, the home of Ontario online casinos. The country’s largest province had the third-most recognizable flag of the 13 that make up the Canadian federation, according to research.

Based on an online survey, respondents correctly guessed Ontario’s flag 82.9% of the time, ranking behind Quebec (90.5%) and British Columbia (83.8%) on a countrywide basis. Nunavut (82.1%) and Nova Scotia (81.7%) were next up. Here are the results, followed by an explanation:

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Most Recognized Flags of Canada

Rank Province or Territory Pct. Correct
1 Quebec 90.5%
2 British Columbia 83.8%
3 Ontario 82.9%
4 Nunavut 82.1%
5 Alberta 81.7%
6 Nova Scotia 80.1%
7 Manitoba 79.2%
8 Prince Edward Island 78.0%
9 Saskatchewan 77.7%
10 Yukon 77.5%
11 New Brunswick 77.1%
12 Newfoundland and Labrador 76.6%
13 Northwest Territories 73.6%

What Are Canada’s Most Recognizable Flags?

To get our data, – your course for Ontario sports betting information – checked the quiz website, We used their quiz, “Can you name the Canadian province or territory represented by flags shown?” that has been taken by about 6,500 people. We determined the most recognized Canadian flags by quiz takers by the percentage of people who got each flag right.

Outside of the top six, the next closest flags when it came to provincial knowledge were Manitoba, with 79.2% of correct answers, while Prince Edward Island (78.0%), Saskatchewan (77.7%) and Yukon (77.5%) were the next highest.

Rounding out the list in the Great White North were New Brunswick, at 77.1%, while Newfoundland and Labrador (76.6%) and the Northwest Territories (73.6%) had the lowest totals countrywide.

If you’re interested in reviews of Ontario sportsbook apps, we have you covered at If you’re interested in testing your knowledge of flags, look to but, based on the responses generated online, it seems visitors should study up. It seems like there are some gaps in general knowledge about the flying colors of Canada’s 13 provinces and territories.

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Christopher Boan

Christopher Boan is a writer at He's covered sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years, including stops at, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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