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.


Province   Flower   Bird    Animal    Tree   Mineral   Motto   Other   Capital  
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[2]
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
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, Provincial Fossil: Tylosaurus Pembinensis (Mosasaur) Winnipeg
New Brunswick[5]
Flag of New Brunswick
Purple violet Black-capped chickadee - Balsam fir - Spem reduxit (hope was restored) Provincial soil: Holmesville 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
Flag of Ontario
White trillium Common loon - Eastern white pine Amethyst Ut incepit fidelis sic permanet (loyal she began thus 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
Flag of Quebec
Blue flag iris Snowy owl - Yellow birch - Je me souviens (I remember) Provincial symbol: fleur-de-lis Quebec City
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


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
Flag of Nunavut
Purple saxifrage Rock ptarmigan Canadian Eskimo Dog - - Nunavut Sanginivut (Our land, our strength) Territorial symbol: inukshuk Iqaluit
Flag of Yukon
Fireweed Common raven - Subalpine fir Lazulite - - Whitehorse

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Emblems of Alberta". Alberta Culture and Tourism. May 29, 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Government of British Columbia. "Symbols of British Columbia". Retrieved 2007-01-16. 
  3. ^ Government of Manitoba. "Symbols of Manitoba". Archived from the original on 2005-12-10. Retrieved 2006-01-16. 
  4. ^ Bolo, Danielle (August 14, 2014). "New Manitoba emblems reflect the province's natural heritage". Nature Conservancy Canada. Retrieved 18 June 2015. 
  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 2013-10-13. Retrieved 2014-01-26. 
  15. ^ Government of Yukon. "Symbols of Yukon". Archived from the original on 2006-10-15. Retrieved 2007-01-16.