A photo of thousands of Winnipeggers creating a living Canadian flag has been chosen by Canada Post for a new stamp.

More than 3,000 Winnipeggers posed in front of the Manitoba legislature to form the flag on Canada Day earlier this month.

It was the country's largest living flag, besting Victoria, Langley and Calgary’s attempts by a landslide margin.

"With this stamp, our living flag photo will be seen by millions of people from all walks of life, putting our downtown on the map and showing to the world how much Winnipeggers care about their city," Stefano Grande, executive director of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, stated in a news release.

"Winnipeggers should be proud of this achievement and celebrate the positive growth and success our city and downtown is experiencing. This stamp is just one of the many indicators that our city is becoming more and more world class."

The stamp will be part of five permanent domestic rate stamps that draws attention to the common — and uncommon — places the Canadian flag appears.

An official launch of the stamp will be planned early next year and the stamps will be available in all post offices across Canada on Jan. 14, 2013.