Provincial and territorial symbols

Browse the diverse collection of symbols – including flowers, trees and animals – that help define each of Canada's provinces and territories.

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About provincial and territorial symbols

An introduction on the defining symbols for each of Canada’s provinces and territories.

Ontario

Learn about Ontario’s symbols, which include the eastern white pine, the loon and the trillium.

Quebec

Discover the different names Quebec has had throughout its history, as well as the symbols held by our nation’s largest province.

Nova Scotia

Read up on the Acadian history of Nova Scotia – one of the first four provinces to join Confederation in 1867 – as well as its provincial symbols, including the mayflower and the wild blueberry.

New Brunswick

Read up on the Acadian history of Nova Scotia – one of the first four provinces to join Confederation in 1867 – as well as its provincial symbols, including the mayflower and the wild blueberry.

Manitoba

Study the rich history and symbols of present-day Manitoba, which was originally inhabited by the Assiniboine.

British Columbia

Find out why the Royal Union Flag holds a prominent position within the design of British Columbia’s coat of arms.

Prince Edward Island

Read about the red oak, the blue jay and the rich Charlottetown soil that symbolize Canada’s smallest province.

Saskatchewan

Explore the many symbols proudly upheld by the province of Saskatchewan, including the white-tailed deer, the Saskatoon berry and the sport of curling.

Alberta

Learn how the Canadian Pacific Railway helped the settlement of Alberta, and discover who selected the wild rose as the floral emblem for the province.

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Find information on the symbols of Newfoundland and Labrador, including the most unusual floral emblem in the country.

Northwest Territories

See how the geographical diversity of the Northwest Territories is reflected in its coat of arms, along with animals native to the region.

Yukon

Discover the central role Yukon played during the Klondike Gold Rush, and see how that period in history is symbolized in the territory’s coat of arms.

Nunavut

Explore the official symbols of Nunavut, which include the Canadian Inuit dog.

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