Photo: Manitoba Coat of Arms
The original coat of arms of Manitoba was
granted to Manitoba by a Royal Warrant of King Edward VII on 10
The Crest: The helmet above the shield
is gold and faces left, a symbol of Manitoba's co-sovereign
status in Confederation. The mantling is in Canada's
national colours. The crest is a beaver, Canada's national
animal, holding a prairie crocus, Manitoba's provincial flower.
The crest is surmounted by a crown, representing royal
The Compartment or Base: represents a
diverse landscape of waters, wheat, forests and prairie crocus,
Manitoba's provincial flower.
The Supporters: are a
unicorn and a white horse. The unicorn,
which also supports the Arms of Britain and
Scotland, represents Manitoba's British
heritage. The horse represents the vital
role horses played in Manitoba's early
settlement. Collars of Aboriginal bead and
bonework are decorated with maple leaves and Red
River Cart wheels.
The Motto: is Gloriosus et
Liber, "glorious and free," a line taken from
the English lyrics to the Canadian national
anthem "O Canada".