Provincial Flag of Alberta
Alberta Flag Description:
The flag of Alberta consists of a blue base with the shield from the provincial coat of arms in the center. The shield consists of a cross of St. George and below it there is a landscape with mountains, hills, a prairie and a wheat field.
Alberta Flag Meaning:
The St George cross signifies Alberta's links to Britain as the cross is the flag of England. The scene depicts the landscape of the province.
Alberta Flag History:
The flag was adopted on June 1, 1968 and the coat of arms was adopted in 1907 and modified in 1980. Alberta joined the confederation of Canada on Sept. 1, 1905.
Interesting Alberta Facts:
Alberta was named in honor of Queen Victoria's third daughter, Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, in 1882. At the time, Princess Louise was the wife of the Marquis of Lorne who was the governor general.
The official motto of Alberta is: Fortis et Liber - Strong and Free