Ensign of Ontario
The Ensign tartan owes its inspiration to the Provincial Coat of Arms which was granted to the province by Royal Warrant of Queen Victoria in 1868. The yellow is taken from the three golden maple leaves of the lower shield and the red from the cross of St George on the upper. The black and brown come from the bear, the moose and the deer. There is also a District tartan called Northern Ontario.
Atikokan, Ontario, is known as the Canoeing Capital of Canada and this tartan was produced for the town's Centenary in 1981. It was designed by Jack Fraser & Irma Hicks. The town's colours of blue and gold are the main colours used with blue also representing the skies and lakes, gold for the gold mining, rusty brown for the fur trade and iron ore mining, grey for the rocks of the Canadian shield, red for the railroad, green for the forest industry and whte for the snow.