The flags used by The Royal Canadian Legion are referred to as Colours and our Colours, in order, are as follows:
- The Canadian Flag;
- The Red Ensign (1922 - 1957);
- The Royal Union Flag, colloquially referred to as the Union Jack;
- The appropriate Provincial or Territorial flag;
- The United Nations Flag;
- The NATO Flag;
- The Legion Banner.
In addition there may be enhanced Colour Parties that, in addition to the flags referred to above, carry all other Provincial and Territorial flags.
The Dominion Command Colour Party carries 19 flags—the six colours and the 13 Provincial and Territorial flags.
Members of the Colour Party, including the Colour Party Commander and Parade Commander, shall wear Legion dress as shown in Chapter 1 of the Ritual and Insignia Manual. A Lapel Poppy shall be worn on the Legion blazer; gloves or gauntlets and slings, are to be worn when handling the Colours.
It is Legion policy, as directed by Dominion Convention and Dominion Executive Council, to dip the Legion Banner during the playing of the “Last Post” for the purpose of Remembrance. It shall remain dipped during "The Silence" and shall be raised slowly during the sounding of "Rouse". If more than one Legion Banner is being carried, then all are to be dipped. No other flags are to be dipped at any time.