Wiki-Wednesday – Symbols of British Columbia

1 08 2007

Symbols of British Columbia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

British Columbia is one of Canada‘s provinces, and has established several provincial symbols.

Symbol Image Adopted Remarks
Flower Pacific dogwood
Cornus nuttalli


Pacific dogwood

Animal Spirit bear
Ursus americanus kermodei


Spirit bear

April 2006 Also called Kermode Bear
Bird Steller’s Jay
Cyanocitta stelleri


Steller's Jay

December 1987 Voted by the people of British Columbia[1]
Tree Western Redcedar
Thuja plicata donn


Western Redcedar

February 1988[1] Western Red Cedar is a valuable economic resource of the province
Gemstone Jade



1968 Jade is mined in many parts of British Columbia
Motto Splendor sine occasu
(Splendour without diminishment)
  October 1987 Granted with other elements of the coat of arms by Queen Elizabeth II
Flag Flag of British Columbia


Flag of British Columbia

1960[1] Duplicates the design of the Coat of Arms of British Columbia
Coat of arms Coat of Arms of British Columbia


Coat of Arms of British Columbia

1906 Originally granted by King Edward VII[1]
Tartan Blue, white, green, red and gold   1974 Symbolising the ocean, dogwood, forests, the maple leaf and and sun on the shield and flag



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