List of Canadian provincial and territorial symbols

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This is a list of the symbols of Canadian provinces and territories. Each province and territory has a unique set of official symbols.

Provinces[edit]

Province   Flower   Bird    Animal    Tree   Mineral   Motto   Other   Capital  
Alberta[1][2]
Flag of Alberta
Wild rose Great horned owl Big horn sheep Lodgepole pine Petrified wood Fortis et liber (strong and free) Provincial fish: bull trout; provincial grass: rough fescue; song: "Alberta" Edmonton
British Columbia[3]
Flag of British Columbia
Pacific dogwood Steller's jay Spirit bear
Western redcedar Jade
Splendor sine occasu (splendour without diminishment) Provincial fish: Pacific salmon Victoria
Manitoba[4]
Flag of Manitoba
Prairie crocus Great grey owl Plains bison White spruce Nickel Gloriosus et liber (glorious and free) Provincial fish: walleye, provincial grass: big bluestem Winnipeg
New Brunswick[5]
Flag of New Brunswick
Purple violet Black-capped chickadee - Balsam fir - Spem reduxit (hope was restored) Provincial soil: Holmesville, New Brunswick tartan, Acadian flag, New Brunswick salmon fly Fredericton
Newfoundland and Labrador[6]
Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg
Purple pitcher plant Atlantic puffin Caribou Black spruce Labradorite Quaerite primum regnum dei (seek ye first the kingdom of God) Anthem: "Ode to Newfoundland", Newfoundland Tricolour, Labrador flag St. John's
Nova Scotia[7]
Flag of Nova Scotia
Mayflower Osprey - Red spruce Stilbite Munit haec et altera vincit (one defends and the other conquers) The Bluenose, Nova Scotia tartan; song: "Farewell to Nova Scotia"; dog: Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever; berry: wild blueberry; fossil: Hylonomus lyelli; gemstone: agate Halifax
Ontario[8]
Flag of Ontario
White trillium Common loon - Eastern white pine Amethyst Ut incepit fidelis sic permanet (loyal she began and loyal she remains) - Toronto
Prince Edward Island[9]
Flag of Prince Edward Island
Lady's slipper Blue jay - Red oak - Parva sub ingenti (the small under the protection of the great) Provincial soil: Charlottetown; anthem: "The Island Hymn" Charlottetown
Quebec[10][11]
Flag of Quebec
Blue flag iris Snowy owl - Yellow birch - Je me souviens (I remember) Provincial symbol: fleur-de-lis Quebec City
Saskatchewan[12]
Flag of Saskatchewan
Western red lily Sharp-tailed grouse White-tailed deer Paper birch Potash Multis e gentibus vires (from many peoples, strength) Provincial fish: walleye, provincial grass: needle-and-thread grass Regina

Territories[edit]

Territory   Flower   Bird    Animal   Tree   Mineral   Motto   Other   Capital  
Northwest Territories[13]
Flag of Northwest Territories
Mountain avens Gyrfalcon Arctic grayling Tamarack larch Diamond - Territorial symbol: polar bear Yellowknife
Nunavut[14]
Flag of Nunavut
Purple saxifrage Rock ptarmigan Canadian Eskimo Dog - - Nunavut Sanginivut (Our land, our strength) Territorial symbol: inukshuk Iqaluit
Yukon[15]
Flag of Yukon
Fireweed Common raven - Subalpine fir Lazulite - - Whitehorse

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Government of Alberta. "Symbols of Alberta". Retrieved 2009-01-16. 
  2. ^ Jewellery Business Magazine (June 2007). "Ammolite". Retrieved 2009-01-16. 
  3. ^ Government of British Columbia. "Symbols of British Columbia". Retrieved 2007-01-16. 
  4. ^ Government of Manitoba. "Symbols of Manitoba". Archived from the original on 2005-12-10. Retrieved 2006-01-16. 
  5. ^ Government of New Brunswick. "Symbols of New Brunswick". Archived from the original on 2005-11-01. Retrieved 2006-01-16. 
  6. ^ Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. "Symbols of Newfoundland and Labrador". Retrieved 2006-01-16. 
  7. ^ Government of Nova Scotia. "Symbols of Nova Scotia". Retrieved 2006-01-16. 
  8. ^ Government of Ontario. "Emblems and Symbols". Retrieved 2009-08-28. 
  9. ^ Government of Prince Edward Island. "Symbols of Prince Edward Island". Retrieved 2007-01-16. 
  10. ^ Government of Quebec. "Symbols of Quebec". Retrieved 2007-01-16. [dead link]
  11. ^ Comox School district. "Symbols of Quebec". Retrieved 2007-01-19. 
  12. ^ Government of Saskatchewan. "Emblems of Saskatchewan". Retrieved 2007-10-09. 
  13. ^ Government of the Northwest Territories. "Symbols of the Northwest Territories". Archived from the original on 2006-12-12. Retrieved 2007-01-16. 
  14. ^ Government of Nunavut. "About the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut". Archived from the original on 2013-10-013. Retrieved 2014-01-26.  Check date values in: |archivedate= (help)
  15. ^ Government of Yukon. "Symbols of Yukon". Archived from the original on 2006-10-15. Retrieved 2007-01-16.