Happy Flag Day! Today, the Canadian flag officially turns 52-years-old. From hockey jerseys to flying high on flag poles across the country, the Canadian flag unites us and the lone red maple leaf is a symbol of our national pride.
Coming up with that maple leaf design was not an easy feat. So, we thought it would be a fun to take you back to high school history class and go over some surprising facts about the Canadian flag and how it came to be the red maple leaf we all love.
1. The maple leaf has been a symbol of Canada since the 18th century