Do You Know…what your license plate says?

1972 Quebec passenger license plate.

I was researching Canadian vehicle license plates this week and was interested to find that it was in 1977 that Québec changed the wording on its plate from La Belle Province (The Beautiful Province) to Je Me Souviens (I Remember). When writing Positively Canadian,  my research showed that it was 1955 when the change was made. (See P. 59) I’ve checked different sources and have to admit the 1955 date was incorrect (perhaps my typo!) Had I thought about it longer, I would have realized that it was in the 1970s that the Québecois created the term “a distinct society” to refer with pride to the francophone population.

I think many of us will know that distinct “Je Me Souviens ” QC license plate, and perhaps also “Beautiful BC,” and  “Proudly Manitoba.”  However, I think there are a few here you may have difficulty recognizing.


See if you can match these few license plates to their home province or territory .

1. Yours to Discover  2. Land of Living Skies  3. Canada’s Green Province  4. Canada’s Ocean Playground    5. The Klondike

As always, I encourage you to make your list and take your guess first before checking the answers!



1-ON   2-SK   3-PEI   4-NS   5-Yukon


Image by Absecon 59 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 ( or GFDL (], via Wikimedia Commons]


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