55 Parallels celebrates the ties that bind the United Kingdom and Canada. Our partnership is a global force for good, which enriches the lives of our people and nations. 55 Parallels tells the stories of our people, our shared values, and thirst for innovation.

Picture of Red Arrows' Union Jack tailfins


The 55th parallel binds our nations together across the Atlantic Ocean, passing through a diversity of Canadian and British lands, characteristic of the breadth of our relationship.

With 55 stories, we will tell you how Canadian and British people work together to discover more about the world around us and make us all safer, more secure, and more prosperous.

In August 2019 the Red Arrows, one of the world's premier aerobatic display teams, celebrated 55 years of aerial displays with a Canadian tour. In early 2020 we also mark the 55th anniversary of Canada's flag.

United, a force for good.

The UK and Canada have a long and proud history of working together as the only two members of all the G7, the G20, the Commonwealth, Five Eyes and NATO; to confront today's global challenges, protect freedoms and build resilient futures.

Soldiers unloading Canadian C-130

Credit: Adam Scotti

Credit: Adam Scotti

On air, land and sea.

From space to deep below the Earth's surface, great innovation relies on international collaboration. Canada and the United Kingdom make natural scientific and commercial partners.

Space walk by astronaut wearing Union Jack patch

Credit: ESA/NASA

Credit: ESA/NASA

For Everyone.

For many, the ties between Canada and the UK are personal. Millions of Canadians trace their family history back to the UK. Today, thousands more travel between our two countries to work, discover and sometimes, to stay.

Woman on steam train through Scottish Highlands

Credit: Visit Britain

Credit: Visit Britain

Values, Innovation, People - 55 Parallels


Strategic Partners

Babcock, BAE Systems, BMT, Leonardo, Ultra Electronics


CAE, Bombardie, Westjet, Marshall