NEWFOUNDLAND/LABRADOR
Flag

Adopted on June 6, 1980.

Simplistic in design, this flag represents so much more - Newfoundland's past, present and future.

The white background, which accentuates the other three colours, represents snow and ice. Blue represents the sea, upon which Newfoundland's livelyhood relies. Red represents human effort and Gold represents confidence.

The blue pattern, which resembles the left half of the Union Jack, represents the province's Commonwealth history which has shaped present-day Newfoundland. The 2 red triangles, pointing toward the right, represent the mainland and island portions of the province and their advancement into the future, which is also symbolized by the gold arrow.

More than all this, though, is the fact that, if one looks at the flag in a different way, an entirely new set of symbols present themselves: a Christian cross; Beothuk and Naskapi pendents; an outlined maple leaf; a trident; and, if viewed as if hung like a banner, one sees a sword.

Newfoundland's and Labrador's entire history - past, present and future - is encompassed in one single, simple design.

Below is Labrador's unofficial flag: