Ontario Scenery Photo Tour
Ontario Flag and Coat of Arms
Map of Canada - featuring Ontario
Illustrator: Leanne Guenther using the Map of Canada coloring page
Ontario's Provincial Flag
The Ontario provincial flag was adopted on May 21, 1965. The Canadian Red Ensign is used with the Union Jack in the upper left hand corner and the Ontario shield of arms on the right side in the middle.
Ontario's Provincial Flower
The white trillium was adopted as the official flower of Ontario in 1937. The white trillium blooms in late April and early May. It begins white, but turns light pink as it ages. The flower is followed by red berries that ripen to a blue-black color.
Photo: Ontario Coat of Arms
The coat of arms of Ontario was
granted by Royal Warrant of Queen Victoria on 26
The Crest: a black bear standing on a gold and green wreath
The Supporters: a moose and deer
The Motto: Ut incepit Fidelis sic permanet, Latin for Loyal she began, loyal she remains. It refers to the Loyalist refugees from the American Revolution, who settled in Ontario while it was still part of Quebec, and for whom the area was separated as Upper Canada.
Photo: Ontario Shield of Arms - Centennial Flame
The shield of arms - which appears on Ontario's flag and coat of arms - consists of three golden maple leaves, representing Canada, on a green background.
On the top is the Cross of St. George, the name saint of King George III, in allegiance to whom the Loyalists first came to the land that would form the province.