This article exists as part of the online archive for HuffPost Canada, which closed in 2021.
What Is Cascadia, Anyway?


You have probably heard the odd rumble about a place called Cascadia, but has anyone ever really explained what it was?

Cascadia is an independence movement and proposed country combining Washington and Oregon states as well as British Columbia, according to a grassroots group called Cascadia Now!

So what would life be like for British Columbians if we lived in Cascadia?

We would look something like this
And this would be our national flag
Created in 1994 by Portland's Alexander Baretich, the flag represents the sky above, the ocean, Salish Sea, lakes, and inland waters below, according to CascadiaNow!
Our national holiday would be on May 18
Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980. According to the CascadiaNow!, the date was chosen "because of it's visceral reminder of the dynamism of our region. We live under massive forces that shape our world, in a region defined through it's geography, geology and topography."
The Mariners would really be ours!
We would get to hang out with these two all the time
This would be our national beer
It's called Cascadian Dark Ale.
This would be our national swag
We would still tell rain jokes
OF COURSE we would.
And we would have as much national pride as ever

Like this article? Follow our Facebook page

Or follow us on Twitter

Follow @HuffPostBC

Before You Go

Popular in the Community

This article exists as part of the online archive for HuffPost Canada. Certain site features have been disabled. If you have questions or concerns, please check our FAQ or contact