Friday, 22 February 2013

Emblems of Alberta

According to the Alberta Culture Ministry, "The emblems of Alberta reflect the province's history, its natural and diverse landscapes, and its people."  

While most Albertans can easily identify the flag with the shield of arms on a blue background, there are many other emblems that reflect the history and experiences of this province.

You can learn all about the Alberta provincial emblems by visiting

For example, did you know how the Province received its name? "When the Provincial District of Alberta was created in 1882, the Marquis of Lorne was Governor General of Canada. He named the district in honour of his wife, Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, fourth daughter of Queen Victoria and her consort Prince Albert. Alberta became a province in 1905." 

Also, you can learn about the Lodgepole Pine, Alberta's official tree.

Learn all about these emblems and other cultural knowledge, resources and provincial treasures by visiting the Alberta Culture Ministry at:

(Information found in this post was retrieved from
on January 30, 2013)

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