Coat of Arms

COAT OF ARMS for BC features a central shield flanked by 2 supporters above a scrolled motto. It was designed by Rev Arthur Beanlands, adopted in 1895 and confirmed by King Edward VII on 31 Mar 1906. The shield shows a Union Jack, below which 3 wavy bars signify the Pacific Ocean and a setting sun signifies BC's location as the most westerly province. Atop the shield is a lion, garlanded with DOGWOOD flowers, and a royal crown. The supporter on the left is a wapiti stag (see ELK) and on the...

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