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New Brunswick (Canada)


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New Brunswick (Canada) image by Clay Moss, 15 August 2009
Pantone colors: black, white, yellow (PMS 116), red (PMS 186) and blue (PMS 286) [Brian Ellis, 16 August 2009 citing New Brunswick Government website]

2:1 ratio version
New Brunswick (Canada) image by Clay Moss, 15 August 2009

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Description of the Flag

Yellow with black ship with white sail and three red flags sailing on wavy blue and white lines, golden lion in red in chief. ratio 5:8. officially hoisted 1965-03-25. Civil and state flag on land.
Željko Heimer, 16 July 1996

According to Flags Through the Ages And Across the World (Smith), Pedersen and Flags of the World (Barraclough) 1971 the ratio is 5 : 8; On the official New Brunswick site:, the flag is 444x284 pixels, which is slightly more than 5:8. so I guess that must be the official ratio, and not 1 : 2.
Jarig Bakker, 27 June 1999

The arms of the Province which included "Banners, Flags or otherwise according to the laws of Arms" were given by Royal Warrant dated 26 May 1868, the flag as a banner of arms was, however, specifically established by a Royal Proclamation of 24 February 1965 in which the flag is described as:

"a flag in the rectangular shape of the proportions four by length and two and one-half by width" (which confirms the official ratio at 5:8 without any question), and goes on "with the chief and charge thereon occupying the one-third part and the remainder of the Armorial Bearings occupying the lower two-thirds part of the space".
According to 'Rules for Flying and Displaying the Provincial Flag of New Brunswick etc' (undated) the colours are defined in the Pantone Matching System as:
red 186c, yellow 116c, blue 287c, black.
Christopher Southworth, 25 January 2005

Blue Ensign

New Brunswick (Canada) - former flag image by Chris Pinette, 27 February 1997

This is an image I saw in Smith [smi75b]. Does anyone know when this flag was in use?
Chris Pinette, 27 February 1997

W. J. Gordon, Flags of the World Past and Present; their History and Associations, London, 1924.

At pages 101 to 103 they describe and illustrate a few "badges" of which there is a white disk with respectively the arms of Quebec and New Brunswick. They claim that these badges can be borne on ensigns : blue for warships and governmental vessels and red for merchant vessels.
Luc-Vartan Baronian, 28 February 1997

Flag of the Lieutenant-Governor

Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick (Canada) image contributed by Brian Ellis, 16 August 2009
Source: New Brunswick Government website

From the New Brunswick government web site:

The Flag of the Lieutenant-Governor

Order of the Lieutenant-Governor in Council of the Province of New Brunswick dated November 19, 1982 (No. 81-912) approved the design for the flag of the Lieutenant-Governors of the provinces of Canada.

In particular, the Order described the official flag of the Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick:

...a royal blue flag, two by width and three by length, the shield of the Arms of the Province surrounded by a circlet of ten gold stylized maple leaves, representing the ten Provinces of Canada. Above all a St. Edward's Crown in proper colours, representing the Sovereign's representative in the Province.

This flag is flown at Government House, and from the Legislative Buildings whenever the Lieutenant-Governor is in Fredericton. It is also flown from public buildings throughout the province whenever the Lieutenant-Governor happens to be in residence.

researched by Jarig Bakker, 14 December 1999

Subdivisions of New Brunswick

Municipal entities:

  • 8 Cities
  • 1 Rural Community
  • 26 Towns
  • 69 Villages

Other entities:

  • 152 Parishes

Aboriginal entities:

  • 20 Indian Reserves

Valentin Poposki, 10 August 2007

Since January 1st 2023, New Brunswick has 77 municipalities instead previously 104, and all almost 300 Local Service Districts were abolished. Roughly half of the current 77 municipalities are completely newly incorporated entities. Even the municipalities with the old names are with changed borders. Although the Wikipedia lists 5 categories - City, Town, Village, Regional Municipality, and Rural Community, I made preliminary quick search and there were some two more self designated categories - Municipality and District.
Valentin Poposki, 20 January 2024

Flags of Subdivisions

indicates the municipality has informed us it does not have a flag.  RC = Rural Community