Coat of arms of Quebec City


Coat of arms of Quebec City
Coat of Arms of Quebec City
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Armiger Quebec City, Quebec
Adopted Granted 22 September 1988 by the Canadian Heraldic Authority[1]
Crest A mural crown, symbolising the city, as well as Quebec City's fortified walls.
Escutcheon A ship (for Quebec's importance as a seaport) with full sails (a symbol of strength and courage). The wavy ribbons represent the Saint Lawrence River.
Motto The city motto "Don de Dieu feray valoir" (I shall put God's gift to good use) and is a reference to Champlain's ship the Don de Dieu (Gift of God).[2]

The coat of arms of Quebec City

  • Crest: A mural crown, symbolising the city, as well as Quebec City’s fortified walls.
  • Shield:
    • Chief: Two gold keys on a red background, one symbolising Québec as the capital of New France, the second one representing the capital of the province of Québec; The keys are surmounted by a maple leaf, a symbol for Canada.
    • Shield body: A ship (for Quebec's importance as a seaport) with full sails (a symbol of strength and courage). The wavy ribbons represent the Saint Lawrence River.
  • Scroll: The city motto "Don de Dieu feray valoir" (I shall put God's gift to good use) and is a reference to Champlain's ship the Don de Dieu (Gift of God).[3]
  • Colors:
    • Gold (Or): for strength, faith, justice, wealth
    • Red (Gules): for strength, power, determination
    • Blue(Azur): sovereignty, majesty, serenity

The shield body resembles the coat of arms of Paris.

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