Photo: Alberta Coat of Arms
The original coat of arms of
Alberta was granted to Alberta by a Royal
Warrant of King Edward VII on 30 May 1907.
The Crest: sits above the shield and
consists of a royal helmet crowned with a red
and silver wreath, on top of which sits a
beaver, resting on top of which is St Edward's
Crown. White and red are the official colours of
Canada, and the beaver is the official animal of
The Compartment or Base: a
grassy mount with wild roses, the official
flower of Alberta
The Supporters: a golden
lion on the left (representing power) and a
pronghorn antelope on the right (representing
Alberta's natural resources). Neither of
these is the official animal of Alberta (which
is the bighorn sheep).
Fortis et Liber, meaning "strong and free", a
phrase from the English lyrics of "O Canada".