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 and Territories[edit]

Flag and arms
Bird Animal (Mammal) Fish Flower Tree Mineral Motto Other Capital

Flag of Alberta Alberta coat of arms.svg

Great horned owl Bighorn sheep Bull trout Wild rose Lodgepole pine Petrified wood Fortis et liber (strong and free) Provincial grass: rough fescue; song: "Alberta"; gemstone: ammolite Edmonton
British Columbia[2]

Flag of British Columbia Coat of arms of British Columbia

Steller's jay Spirit bear Pacific salmon Pacific dogwood Western redcedar Jade Splendor sine occasu (splendour without diminishment) - Victoria

Flag of Manitoba Coat of arms of Manitoba

Great grey owl Plains bison Walleye Prairie crocus White spruce Nickel Gloriosus et liber (glorious and free) Provincial grass: big bluestem, Provincial Fossil: Tylosaurus pembinensis (mosasaur) Winnipeg
New Brunswick[5]

Flag of New Brunswick Coat of arms of New Brunswick

Black-capped chickadee - - Purple violet Balsam fir - Spem reduxit (hope was restored) Provincial soil: Holmesville Fredericton
Newfoundland and Labrador[6]

Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador Coat of arms of Newfoundland and Labrador

Atlantic puffin Caribou Cod Purple pitcher plant 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
Northwest Territories[7]

Flag of the Northwest Territories Coat of arms of the Northwest Territories

Gyrfalcon - Arctic grayling Mountain avens Tamarack larch Diamond - Territorial symbol: polar bear Yellowknife
Nova Scotia[8]

Flag of Nova Scotia Coat of arms of Nova Scotia

Osprey - Brook trout Mayflower Red spruce Stilbite Munit haec et altera vincit (one defends and the other conquers) 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 Nunavut Coat of arms of Nunavut

Rock ptarmigan Canadian Eskimo dog - Purple saxifrage - - Nunavut Sanginivut (Our land, our strength) Territorial symbol: inukshuk Iqaluit

Flag of Ontario Coat of arms of Ontario

Common loon - - White trillium Eastern white pine Amethyst Ut incepit fidelis sic permanet (loyal she began thus she remains) - Toronto
Prince Edward Island[11]

Flag of Prince Edward Island Coat of Arms of Prince Edward Island.png

Blue jay - - Lady's slipper Red oak - Parva sub ingenti (the small under the protection of the great) Provincial soil: Charlottetown; anthem: "The Island Hymn" Charlottetown

Flag of Quebec Coat of arms of Quebec

Snowy owl - - Blue flag iris Yellow birch - Je me souviens (I remember) Provincial symbol: fleur-de-lis Quebec City

Flag of Saskatchewan SASKarms.jpg

Sharp-tailed grouse White-tailed deer Walleye Western red lily Paper birch Potash Multis e gentibus vires (from many peoples, strength) Provincial grass: needle-and-thread grass Regina

Flag of Yukon Coat of arms of Yukon

Common raven - - Fireweed 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 2016-05-25. 
  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 the Northwest Territories. "Symbols of the Northwest Territories". Archived from the original on 2006-12-12. Retrieved 2007-01-16. 
  8. ^ Government of Nova Scotia. "Symbols of Nova Scotia". Retrieved 2006-01-16. 
  9. ^ Government of Nunavut. "About the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut". Archived from the original on 2013-10-13. Retrieved 2014-01-26. 
  10. ^ Government of Ontario. "Emblems and Symbols". Retrieved 2009-08-28. 
  11. ^ Government of Prince Edward Island. "Symbols of Prince Edward Island". Retrieved 2007-01-16. 
  12. ^ Government of Quebec. "Symbols of Quebec". Archived from the original on June 23, 2006. Retrieved 2007-01-16. 
  13. ^ Comox School district. "Symbols of Quebec". Retrieved 2007-01-19. 
  14. ^ Government of Saskatchewan. "Emblems of Saskatchewan". Retrieved 2016-05-25. 
  15. ^ Government of Yukon. "Symbols of Yukon". Archived from the original on 2006-10-15. Retrieved 2007-01-16.