Symbols of Manitoba

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Manitoba is one of Canada's ten provinces, and has established several provincial symbols.[1][2][3]


Symbol Image Adopted Remarks
Coat of arms Coat of arms of Manitoba
Coat of arms of Manitoba.svg
May 10, 1905 Coat of arms was granted by Royal Warrant of King Edward VII
Motto Gloriosus et liber
Glorious and free
1905 Granted with the coat of arms. Reference to the eighth line of O Canada.
Shield of arms Shield of Manitoba
Simple arms of Manitoba.svg
May 10, 1905 Shield of arms granted by the Royal Warrant of King Edward VII
Flag Flag of Manitoba
Flag of Manitoba
June 12, 1961 The flag was given royal approval by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in October 1965
Mammal Plains bison
(Bison bison bison)
Plains bison
June 10, 2014 Used to identify government programs and organizations
The Great Seal The Great Seal of the Province of Manitoba The Great Seal was authorized by an Order-in-Council.
Fossil Mosasaur
(Tylosaurus pembinensis)
June, 2015 The mosasaur was Manitoba's largest ancient marine reptile from the Cretaceous period, approximately 80 million years ago.
Bird Great grey owl
(Strix nebulosa)
Great grey owl
July 16, 1987 The great gray owl is North America's largest owl, with a wingspan of 1.3 metres.
Fish Walleye
(Sander vitreus)
Sander vitreus
June 10, 2014
Tree White spruce
(Picea glauca)
White spruce
The white spruce is disease resistant and capable of growing in most climatic conditions.
Flower Crocus
(Anemone patens)
March 16, 1906
Grass Big bluestem
(Andropogon gerardi)
June 10, 2014 Voted by the public at from April 15 to December 15, 2009
The Manitoba Tartan Dark red, azure blue, dark green and golden May 1, 1962 The provincial tartan was approved by the Lord Lyon King at Arms.
Orders Order of Manitoba
Order Manitoba ribbon bar.svg
1999 The Order of Manitoba is the highest honour the Province can bestow.


  1. ^ Government of Manitoba. "Symbols of Manitoba". Archived from the original on 2005-12-10. Retrieved 2006-01-16.
  2. ^ Canadian Heritage. "Canadian Symbols-Manitoba". Archived from the original on May 16, 2007.
  3. ^ Bolo, Danielle (August 14, 2014). "New Manitoba emblems reflect the province's natural heritage". Nature Conservancy Canada. Retrieved 18 June 2015.

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