This asymmetric tartan was designed by Jean Docton, a textile designer and weaver. It was commissioned by the Centennial Committee of the City of Ottawa in November, 1966.

The colours of the tartan are:

Azure / Sky Blue: The three rivers of the area, the Ottawa, Gatineau and Rideau;
Navy Blue: The Outaouais First Nation from which Ottawa takes its name, Samuel de Champlain, explorer of the area, and the Royal Engineers who built the Rideau Canal;
White: The stands of white pine which contributed to the area at the junction of the three rivers;
Red: The capital of Canada; and
Gold: The great golden elm of old Bytown and the Royal Assent making Ottawa the capital of Canada.


** If you intend to weave or otherwise use any of these patterns, please be aware that you may need the written permission of the designer or producer. This information can be found in the Scottish Register of Tartans.

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