List of Canadian provincial and territorial symbols

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

Provinces and territories

Name Flag Coat of arms Bird Animal (mammal) Fish Flower Tree Mineral Motto Other
Alberta[1] Flag of Alberta Coat of arms of Alberta.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
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)
Manitoba[3] Flag of Manitoba Coat of arms of Manitoba Great grey owl Plains bison Walleye Prairie crocus White spruce Gloriosus et liber
(glorious and free)
Provincial grass: big bluestem,
fossil: Tylosaurus pembinensis (mosasaur),
soil: Newdale soil (Orthic Black Chernozem)
New Brunswick[4] 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
Newfoundland and Labrador[5] Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador Coat of arms of Newfoundland and Labrador Atlantic puffin (provincial bird)
Willow ptarmigan
Rock ptarmigan (game bird)
Woodland caribou
Newfoundland pony
(heritage animal)
- 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
Northwest Territories[6] Flag of the Northwest Territories Coat of arms of the Northwest Territories Gyrfalcon - Arctic grayling Mountain avens Tamarack larch Gold - Territorial gemstone: diamond
Nova Scotia[7] Flag of Nova Scotia Coat of arms of Nova Scotia Osprey Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
Sable Island horse
Brook trout Mayflower Red spruce Stilbite Munit haec et altera vincit
(one defends and the other conquers)
Sailing ambassador: Bluenose II,
Nova Scotia tartan;
berry: wild blueberry;
fossil: Hylonomus lyelli;
gemstone: agate
Nunavut[8] Flag of Nunavut Badge of Nunavut[nb 1] Rock ptarmigan Canadian Inuit Dog - Purple saxifrage - - Nunavut Sanginivut
(Our land, our strength)
Ontario[9] 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)
Anthem (unofficial): "A Place to Stand, A Place to Grow (Ontari-ari-ari-o!)"
Prince Edward Island[10] Flag of Prince Edward Island Coat of arms of Prince Edward Island[nb 1] Blue jay Red Fox[11] - Lady's slipper Red oak - Parva sub ingenti
(the small under the protection of the great)
Provincial soil: Charlottetown;
anthem: "The Island Hymn"
Quebec[12] 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
Saskatchewan[13] Flag of Saskatchewan Arms of Saskatchewan.svg[nb 1] Sharp-tailed grouse White-tailed deer Walleye Western red lily White birch Potash Multis e gentibus vires
(from many peoples, strength)
Provincial grass: needle-and-thread grass,
fruit emblem: Saskatoon berry
Yukon[14] Flag of Yukon Coat of arms of Yukon Common raven - - Fireweed Subalpine fir Lazulite - -

See also


  1. ^ a b c This is a partial representation of the coat of arms.


  1. ^ "Emblems of Alberta". Alberta Culture and Tourism. 2017-06-14. Archived from the original on 2017-04-08. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  2. ^ Government of British Columbia. "Symbols of British Columbia". Archived from the original on 2017-07-07. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  3. ^ Government of Manitoba. "Official Emblems of Manitoba" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2017-07-10. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  4. ^ Government of New Brunswick. "Symbols of New Brunswick". Archived from the original on 2017-07-09. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  5. ^ Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. "Symbols of Newfoundland and Labrador". Archived from the original on 2016-12-24. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  6. ^ Government of the Northwest Territories. "Symbols of the Northwest Territories". Archived from the original on 2017-07-04. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  7. ^ Government of Nova Scotia. "Symbols of Nova Scotia". Archived from the original on 2017-07-01. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  8. ^ Government of Nunavut. "Official Symbols Gallery". Archived from the original on 2017-02-22. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  9. ^ Legislative Assembly of Ontario. "Emblems and Symbols". Archived from the original on 2016-12-20. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  10. ^ Government of Prince Edward Island. "Symbols of Prince Edward Island". Archived from the original on 2016-08-30. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  11. ^ May 09, Kevin Yarr · CBC News · Posted; May 9, 2018 6:55 AM AT | Last Updated:; 2018. "Fox beats cow in battle over P.E.I. provincial animal | CBC News". CBC. Retrieved 2019-03-26.
  12. ^ Government of Quebec. "National Flag and Emblems". Archived from the original on 2016-08-20. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  13. ^ Government of Saskatchewan. "Emblems of Saskatchewan". Archived from the original on 2017-06-10. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  14. ^ Government of Yukon. "Emblems and Symbols of Yukon". Archived from the original on 2017-06-30. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  • Government of Canada (2016-01-12). "Provincial and territorial symbols". Retrieved 2017-07-10.
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