- Coat of arms of New Brunswick
The original coat of arms, consisting solely of the shield, was based on the design of the Great Seal of New Brunswick, which featured a sailing ship.
The achievement of arms was augmented with crest and motto by an Order in Council of then-Lieutenant Governor John Babbitt McNair in 1966. The supporters and compartment were added by Royal Warrant of Queen Elizabeth II on 24 September 1984, and presented to the province in a public ceremony in Fredericton the following day to mark the province's bicentennial.
- The crest], an Atlantic salmon leaping, sits on a golden helmet and a coronet of maple leaves, and is marked with St. Edward's crown, all three symbols of royal authority.
- The shield features a lion passant or "leopard" in chief, commemorating both England (whose arms feature three such lions) and Brunswick (whose arms have two). The principle charge is an ancient galley, symbolizing the maritime province's links to the sea.
- The compartment is covered by the provincial flower, the purple violet, and the fiddlehead, an edible fern that grows in New Brunswick.
- The supporters are white-tailed deer collared with Maliseet wampum, and bear badges of the Union colours and of the fleurs-de-lis of royal France, to commemorate the colonization of the area by those powers.
- The motto, Spem reduxit (Hope was restored), refers to the province's having acted as a haven for Loyalist refugees who fled there after the American Revolution.
- Symbols of New Brunswick
- Flag of New Brunswick
- Canadian heraldry
- National symbols of Canada
- List of Canadian provincial and territorial symbols
- ^ a b c Canada Heritage (March 2003). "Ceremonial and Canadian Symbols across Canada". http://www.pch.gc.ca/progs/cpsc-ccsp/atc-ac/nb_e.cfm. Retrieved 2 September 2008.
- ^ a b c "Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick – Legislative Tradition Part 10: The Armorial Bearings". Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick. http://www.gnb.ca/legis/publications/tradition/legtrad10-e.asp. Retrieved 2 September 2008.
- ^ a b "About New Brunswick – Symbols". Government of New Brunswick. http://www.gnb.ca/cnb/nb/Symbols-e.asp. Retrieved 2 September 2008. [dead link]
- Symbols (Government of New Brunswick)
- The Provincial Flag and Coat of Arms (NB Travel Guide – new-brunswick.net)
- The Arms of New Brunswick
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