- Symbols of Alberta
Symbol Image Adopted Remarks Coat of arms Coat of arms of Alberta July 30, 1980 Granted to Alberta by Royal Warrant  Motto Fortis et liber
Strong and free
July 30, 1980 Granted with other elements of the coat of arms;  A reference to the fifth line of O Canada. Shield of arms Shield of arms of Alberta May 30, 1907 Granted to Alberta by Royal Warrant by King Edward VII Colours Blue and gold The colours can be found on the flag and on other provincial insignia Flag Flag of Alberta June 1, 1968 Tree Lodgepole Pine
(Pinus contorta latifolia)
May 30, 1984 due to the efforts of the Junior Forest Warden Association of Alberta. It was used in the early 1900s for the production of railway ties, and is as a resource for the production of poles, posts, pulp and plywood in Alberta's forestry industry. Floral Wild rose
1930 It grows in almost all regions of the province. Grass Rough Fescue
April 30, 2003, due to the efforts of the Prairie Conservation Forum. Stone Petrified wood 1977, due to the efforts of the Alberta Federation of Rock Clubs. Of Cretaceous and Paleocene ages, it is often found in gravel pits in Alberta. Mammal Big Horn Sheep
August 18, 1989 It is primarily found in the Canadian Rockies. Fish Bull trout
May 2, 1995 Catch and release policy is regulating all bull trout fishing in Alberta. Bird Great Horned Owl
May 3, 1977 by a province-wide children’s vote It is found throughout Alberta in forests and grasslands. Tartan Green, gold, blue, pink and black 1961 due to the efforts of the Edmonton Rehabilitation Society for the Handicapped. For forests,wheat fields, skies and lakes, wild rose and coal and petroleum respectively. Alberta Dress Tartan Alberta Tartan with large sections of white, a symbol of Alberta’s clean and bright snowy days. 2000 It can be worn for dancing, special occasions and formal attire. Anthem Alberta May 2001 Written by Mary Kieftenbeld Logo The provincial signature 2009 2009 Introduced as part of Brand Alberta Logo The provincial wordmark 1972 1972 Used by Executive Council of Alberta as well as the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on all official documents. It uses a specific typeface, and is also showcased on signs such as highway markers. Still in use. Logo The provincial wordmark 1960s 1960s Mace The Mace of Alberta It replaced the old version on February 9, 1956. It is the symbol of the Authority of the Legislative Assembly. It is a ceremonial staff carried by the Sergeant-at-Arms into the Chamber. It was designed by L.B. Blain in Edmonton, and built by English silversmith Joseph Fray in Birmingham.
Symbol Image Adopted Remarks Building Alberta Legislative Building Built between 1907 and 1912 It is the seat of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta Gemstone Ammolite 2004 Fungus Leccinum boreale (red cap mushroom) March 9, 2009 will not be law unless an amendment is introduced to the Emblems of Alberta Act
- ^ a b Government of Alberta. "Symbols of Alberta". http://tprc.alberta.ca/about/emblems/docs/Emblems_Booklet_2005.pdf. Retrieved 2008-06-01.
- ^ a b Government of Alberta. "Coat_of_Arms of Alberta". http://tprc.alberta.ca/about/emblems/bearings.aspx#Coat_of_Arms. Retrieved 2008-06-01.
- ^ Government of Alberta. "Shield of arms of Alberta". http://tprc.alberta.ca/about/emblems/bearings.aspx#Shield_of_the_Arms_of_Alberta. Retrieved 2008-06-01.
- ^ a b Legislative Assembly of Alberta (2006). "The Emblems of Alberta". Archived from the original on 2006-12-06. http://web.archive.org/web/20061206054522/http://www.assembly.ab.ca/pub/gdbook/Part5/page17.htm. Retrieved 2007-02-09.
- ^ Comox School district. "Alberta". http://sd71.bc.ca/Sd71/Edulinks/Canada/abindex.htm. Retrieved 2007-02-09.
- ^ http://www.canadiandesignresource.ca/officialgallery/logo/alberta-government-logo-60s/
- ^ Legislative Assembly of Alberta. "Symbols and Ceremonies: The Mace and the Black Rod". Archived from the original on 2006-10-05. http://web.archive.org/web/20061005095253/http://www.assembly.ab.ca/pub/gdbook/Part3/page7.htm. Retrieved 2007-02-14.
- ^ Jewlwry Business Magazine (June 2007). "Ammolite". http://www.jewellerybusiness.com/1/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=497&Itemid=44. Retrieved 2007-07-20.
- ^ http://www.edmontonjournal.com/mushroom+Alberta+official+fungus/1374272/story.html
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