The flying of commemorative banners and flags in Canada dates back to the Coronation of Queen Victoria, although it was only in 1967, for the celebrations surrounding the Centennial of Confederation, that the Government of Canada commissioned an official flag to be flown during the commemorative year. A similar flag was instituted for use during the 125th anniversary of Confederation in 1992 (Canada 125).
To celebrate The Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2002, the Canadian Heraldic Authority was commissioned to design a jubilee emblem and flag, which were subsequently approved by Her Majesty and put on display throughout the jubilee year. This tradition was repeated in 2012 for The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
In honour of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, the Canadian Heraldic Authority, at the direction of the Government of Canada and with Her Majesty’s permission, has created a Platinum Jubilee emblem and flag for use throughout the year. It will be flown at Government House and displayed at indoor events.