The most iconic and well-known Canadian symbol is the maple leaf, which is featured in our country’s flag. Canada also has its own official Coat of Arms and motto, which is A Mari Usque Ad Mare (“from sea to sea”). The beaver is another common Canadian emblem.
Our official national colours are red and white. Our national winter sport is hockey, and lacrosse is our national summer sport.
Our national anthem is “O Canada”. It is commonly sung at sporting events. You can read the English version below:
“O Canada! Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all of us command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North, strong and free!
From far and wide, O Canada,
We stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.”