Updated Aug 31, 2023
Oh, Canada! Our home and native land, we love thee so. Canada has ten provinces and three territories, all of which are home to unique people, places and wildlife. With two national languages, English and French, we pride ourselves on diversity, welcoming people from all walks of life. If you’re looking for a way to show off your pride in your province or catalogue the gorgeous provinces you visited on your road trip this year, E-Patches & Crests has a colourful selection of patches just for you!
British Columbia has a long stretch of Pacific coastline with rolling mountains and dense forests. Its beautiful scenery and crisp seaside air will make you realize how big the world really is as you walk along the coast. Its provincial flower is the Pacific dogwood and has been since 1956.
Sharing a border with British Columbia, Alberta shares the Rocky Mountains. In addition to its rich mountainous landscape, Alberta also has badlands, coniferous forests and vast prairies. Alberta is one of the best provinces for farming, although it’s most known for the Calgary Stampede. Alberta’s provincial flower is the wild rose since 1930.
Saskatchewan is primarily grassland which makes it perfect for farming. While it does contain part of the Canadian Shield plateau, Saskatchewan is mostly flat. It is also home to coniferous forests, rivers and lakes. As of 1941, Saskatchewan’s provincial flower is a Western red lily.
Manitoba has rivers, lakes, forests, mountains and prairies stretching from the northern Arctic tundra to Hudson Bay. This province has four main languages: English, Cree, Ojibwe (Anishinaabe), and French. Since 1906, Manitoba's provincial flower has been a prairie crocus.
Next to Manitoba is Ontario, which holds the capital of Canada, Ottawa. Ottawa is known for Parliament Hill, home to Canada’s federal government. Ontario borders the Great Lakes and is home to boreal forests. Ontario's provincial flower is white trilliums and has been ever since 1937.
Quebec is the only province in Canada whose official language is French. Home to tundras, taigas, deciduous forests and the St. Laurence River, this is the largest of Canada’s ten provinces. Since 1999, the Quebec provincial flower has been the blue flag iris.
New Brunswick is one of the four Atlantic provinces. Did you know this is the only province where both English and French are the official languages? It is known for its lobsters, untouched wilderness, and pristine beaches. New Brunswick's provincial flower has been the purple violet since 1936.
Also famous for its lobsters is Nova Scotia. Another one of the four Atlantic provinces, Nova Scotia, is home to Acadian forests and lush river valleys. If you love the beach, this is the place to be! Nova Scotia’s provincial flower is a mayflower, ever since 1901.
Prince Edward Island is renowned for its seafood. If you love lobsters and muscles, this is the place to be! With red-sand beaches, fertile farmland and boreal forests, Prince Edward Island is utterly gorgeous. PEI's provincial flower, the lady slipper, was adopted in 1947.
Together, Newfoundland and Labrador form Canada’s eastern province. Known for its cliffs, waterfalls and glacial fjords, this province is covered in tundra and taiga. Newfoundland and Labrador's provincial flower is a gorgeous pitcher plant chosen in 1954.
The Yukon is one of the three territories of Canada. It’s home to Mount Logan, Canada’s highest peak, as well as many glaciers, the porcupine caribou, and vast swaths of uncharted wilderness. Since 1957, the fireweed has been Yukon's official flower, decorating its landscape with splashes of brilliant colour.
The Northwest Territories is one of Canada’s three territories. It is filled with forests, mountains, arctic tundra, and the Canadian Arctic archipelago, making it by far the hardest part of Canada to colour in school. The mountain avens has been the Northwest Territories' official flower since 1957.
Nunavut is one of Canada’s three territories. Forming most of Canada’s arctic archipelago, it’s equally as hard to colour in as the Northwest Territories. Filled with craggy mountains and expansive tundras, Nunavut is largely populated by the Inuit people, a group indigenous to Canada. Nunavut’s official flower is the purple saxifrage, ever since 2000.