The Canadian flag often known as Maple leaf is a rectangular flag that consists of a red and white field along with a square in the middle of the flag spaced in a ratio of 1:2:1. The white square in the center comprises an eleven pointed maple leaf. The current Canadian flag was approved by the country’s parliament to be adopted as the national flag of the country.

The maple has been used in the Canadian emblem and was used as a national symbol in the year 1868. The Canadian flag symbolizes different attributes via color and design and both. The white and red colors on the flag symbolize prosperity and hope. The maple leaf symbolizes the rich heritage and natural resources of the nation.