Symbols Of Canada’s Provinces And Territories

Written by priyadarshinee

Published on : July 3, 2019 12:39




These are some symbols of Canada’s Provinces and Territories:

Snowy owl:
Adopted as Quebec’s official bird in 1987, the snowy owl is unique as it hunts in both day and night time.

Spirit bear:
The spirit bear is not an albino bear, but a black bear with a rare genetic trait that makes its fur white. The greatest concentration of spirit bears can be found in along the B.C. coast.

Canadian Inuit dog:
The Canadian Inuit dog has called the Arctic home for more than 4,000 years! No wonder it’s the official animal of Nunavut

Great Gray Owl:
Manitoba’s official bird is the biggest species of owl by length.

Great Horned Owl:
In 1977, kids across Alberta voted for the owl to become the province’s official bird.

Curling:
Saskatchewan adopted curling as its official sport in 2001.

Amethyst:
Though the trillium may be a better-known symbol of Ontario, amethyst is the province’s official mineral. Deposits of the crystals near Thunder Bay have formed one billion years ago.

Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever dog:
Aside from the Newfoundland dog and Nunavut’s Inuit dog, Nova Scotia calls this breed the official animal of the province. The small breed of retriever is unique to Canada

Raven:
The biggest member of the crow family is Yukon’s official bird. Very clever, the raven is the subject of a number of important First Nations stories.

Diamond:
The diamond is the official gemstone of the North West Territories. Canada opened its first ever diamond mine in the territory in the late 1990s.

Charlottetown soil:
The red, red earth found in much of Prince Edward Island gets its distinctive colour from a bedrock of sandstone and high amounts of iron oxide. It’s great for growing crops and the province recognized the soil as an official symbol in 1997.

Black-capped chickadee:
The chickadee’s distinctive song is often heard throughout New Brunswick. In 1983, it became the provincial bird.

Labradorite:
There are the Newfoundland dog, the Newfoundland pony and the puffin. But one lesser-known official symbol of Newfoundland and Labrador is this semi-precious stone that shifts colour depending on the light.



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