These are some symbols of Canada’s Provinces and Territories:
Adopted as Quebec’s official bird in 1987, the snowy owl is unique as it hunts in both day and night time.
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.
Saskatchewan adopted curling as its official sport in 2001.
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
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.
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.
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.
The chickadee’s distinctive song is often heard throughout New Brunswick. In 1983, it became the provincial bird.
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.