Showing Canadian Pride while Travelling

Diana Chan September 25, 2017 travel

I love travelling around the world and I am proud to call myself a Canadian. In such a globalized world, it’s always a bit hard to tell where everyone is from. Here are a few fun stylish ways to show your Canadian pride without sticking a maple leaf or Canadian Flag on your backpack.

Baseball Caps

Wearing your city’s sports team on a baseball cap is very popular. I was just at the airport and saw so many people sporting their favourite team. Coming from Vancouver, we don’t have a Basketball team, but back in the day, we had the Vancouver Grizzlies. I got my had at Lids as they have a huge variety of hats and other apparel.

The Stripes

These 4 stripes are so iconic to Canada’s history through the Hudson’s Bay Company. The four traditional colours (green, red, yellow, and indigo) were simply colours that were popular and easily produced using good colourfast dyes at the time that the multistripe blanket was introduced around 1800. These four colours are sometimes known as Queen Anne’s colours, since they first became popular during her reign (1702–1714). These colours are still engrained in products at HBC and it’s quite popular.

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Travel Tags

N/A Stock Company creates these stylish travel tags where you can attach it to your luggage, backpack, duffle bag or even your keys. I love this simple design as it’s not too flashy and those who understand airport codes will know where you’re from. I put them on my carry on bag and I liked that no matter where I go, I can proudly show I’m Canadian.

How do you like to show your Canadian pride? Let us know in the comments below.

About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.


  1. Hachi Dori September 25, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    I bought a Heys suitcase (“Fernando Volken Togni Canada”) at the Bay which is 100% Canadiana on the outside … maple leaves, beavers, Mounties, the CN Tower, etc. It’s colourful & so easy to spot on a luggage carousel. After admiring it, a lady in Copenhagen asked me if it had taken me hours to glue all the images onto it. 🙂

  2. Joe Smith November 1, 2018 at 6:47 am

    There are some excellent articles out there dealing with how obnoxious it looks to foreign locals and expats to have a maple leaf flag on to blast to the world.

    Travelling, at least to me, means trying to absorb something of the culture you are in, to be a little anonymous and to accept that you are not the centre of attention.

    No wonder that Canadians have such a poor reputation overseas

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