List of Canadian provincial and territorial symbols


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.[1]

Provinces and territoriesEdit

Name Flag Coat of arms Escutcheon Bird Animal (mammal) Fish Flower Tree Mineral Motto Other
Alberta[2]       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[3]       Steller's jay Spirit bear Pacific salmon Pacific dogwood Western redcedar Jade Splendor sine occasu
(splendour without diminishment)
Manitoba[4]       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[5]       Black-capped chickadee - - Purple violet Balsam fir - Spem reduxit
(hope was restored)
Provincial soil: Holmesville,
Salmon Fly: Picture Province[6]
Newfoundland and Labrador[7]       Atlantic puffin (provincial bird)
Willow ptarmigan
Rock ptarmigan (game bird)
Woodland caribou
(Newfoundland regimental mascot)
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[8]       Gyrfalcon - Arctic grayling Mountain avens Tamarack larch Gold - Territorial gemstone: diamond
Nova Scotia[9]       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[10]       Rock ptarmigan Canadian Inuit Dog - Purple saxifrage - - Nunavut Sanginivut
(Our land, our strength)
Ontario[11]       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[12]       Blue jay Red fox[13] - Lady's slipper Red oak - Parva sub ingenti
(the small under the protection of the great)
Provincial soil: Charlottetown;
anthem: "The Island Hymn"
Quebec[14]       Snowy owl - - Blue flag iris Yellow birch - Je me souviens
(I remember)
Provincial symbol: fleur-de-lis; anthem (unofficial): "Gens du pays"
Saskatchewan[15]       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, Fossil: Tyrannosaurus rex
Yukon[16]       Common raven - - Fireweed Subalpine fir Lazulite - Provincial camouflage pattern: Guardian Camouflage

See alsoEdit

Symbols by provinces and territories


  1. ^ "Provincial and Territorial Emblems". Government of Canada.
  2. ^ "Emblems of Alberta". Alberta Culture and Tourism. 2017-06-14. Archived from the original on 2017-04-08. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  3. ^ Government of British Columbia. "Symbols of British Columbia". Archived from the original on 2017-07-07. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  4. ^ Government of Manitoba. "Official Emblems of Manitoba" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2017-07-10. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  5. ^ Government of New Brunswick. "Symbols of New Brunswick". Archived from the original on 2017-07-09. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  6. ^ "New Brunswick's world renowned fly tier". St. Mary*s River Association. Retrieved 11 February 2021. A salmon fly designated as the "Picture Province" has been designed by Warren Duncan comprising a tag of gold symbolizing the value of Atlantic Salmon to New Brunswick; a butt of green floss honouring the fiddlehead; a tail of red goose fibres to match Canada's flag indicating New Brunswick's ties with the nation; a body of cranberry red being one of New Brunswick's official colours; a rib of medium oval gold tinsel; a hackle of lemon yellow being the background colour of New Brunswick's flag; a wing of hair from the black bear and a head of black. This fly was proclaimed to be provincial official symbol on July 22, 1993.
  7. ^ Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. "Symbols of Newfoundland and Labrador". Archived from the original on 2016-12-24. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  8. ^ Government of the Northwest Territories. "Symbols of the Northwest Territories". Archived from the original on 2017-07-04. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  9. ^ Government of Nova Scotia. "Symbols of Nova Scotia". Archived from the original on 2017-07-01. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  10. ^ Government of Nunavut. "Official Symbols Gallery". Archived from the original on 2017-02-22. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  11. ^ Legislative Assembly of Ontario. "Emblems and Symbols". Archived from the original on 2016-12-20. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  12. ^ Government of Prince Edward Island. "Symbols of Prince Edward Island". Archived from the original on 2016-08-30. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  13. ^ 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.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  14. ^ Government of Quebec. "National Flag and Emblems". Archived from the original on 2016-08-20. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  15. ^ Government of Saskatchewan. "Emblems of Saskatchewan". Archived from the original on 2017-06-19. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  16. ^ 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.