A couple of weeks ago, pursuing an interest in my family tartans, I began researching tartans in general. It seems almost every country, city, town, and spot on the globe has its own tartan these days, so I will have to limit these posts, for fear of alienating whatever followers I might have.
Sharing with Lady Fi's marvellous meme:
Our World Tuesday and wishing everyone at Our World a very happy and prosperous 2018!
Now, rightly or wrongly, my research has come up with these Canadian tartans.
Canada's national Maple Leaf tartan.
Canadian provincial and territorial tartans:
|Alberta dress tartan|
|A British Columbia dress tartan|
|A Manitoba dress tartan|
Newfoundland and Labrador
Nova Scotia, left. Cape Breton, right.
Cape Breton is part of Nova Scotia, but has always had a very strong sense of self.
Northwest Territory, below.
Prince Edward Island, left, and Quebec, right.
|Territory of Nunavut|
Yukon Territory tartan scarf, left
The official tartan for the Canadian Territory of Nunavut (above right) has not, as far as my research can discern, been officially declared. (See top, map of Canada, with grey area in the north.) Nunavut's choice seems to come down to the difference between the territory's dress tartan and its hunting tartan. Given that hunting is essential in the lives of the people of Nunavut, I'm leaning toward the slightly more muted hunting tartan, below right.