- The name "Saskatchewan" comes from the Cree language.
- It means swift-flowing river .
- Saskatchewan became a province in 1905.
- The Saskatchewan flag is divided into two equal parts.
- The green represents Saskatchewan's northern forests.
- The gold section is for the golden fields of grain.
- The provincial shield is in the top left corner.
- The Western Red Lily is on the right side of the flag.
- The Western Red Lily is Saskatchewan's floral emblem.
- It became the province's official flag in 1969.
COAT OF ARMS
- The shield of Saskatchewan has a red lion on gold background.
- The lion represents England.
- Below it are three wheat sheaves on green.
- This symbolizes Saskatchewan's agriculture and resources.
- Above the shield is a beaver holding a Western Red Lily.
- The beaver sits on a helmet and a red and white wreath
(national colours of Canada).
- A crown is at the very top.
- A lion and a White-tailed deer stand on either side of the shield.
- The lion wears a badge with the maple leaf, Canada's emblem.
- The deer wears a badge with the lily on it.
- Both are wearing collars of beadwork of the Aboriginal people.
- Western Red Lilies form the base.
- The motto Multis e gentibus vires means "From many peoples strength".
WESTERN RED LILY
OTHER PROVINCIAL SYMBOLS
- This flower is the floral emblem of Saskatchewan .
- It grows in wet places (meadows, ditches and wooded areas).
- The flower blooms from late June to mid July.
- It is a beautiful flower with reddish-orange blossoms.
- When the pioneers first came to the prairies
there were thousands of lilies.
- This flower is now protected .
- This means that you should not pick the lily.
- It grows from a bulb so once the bulb is pulled out
it can no longer grow.
- The lily was put on the flag to remind people of wild flowers.
provincial symbol - wheat sheaf
bird - Sharp-tailed grouse
animal - White-tailed deer
fish - Walleye
tree - White Birch
grass - Needle-and-Thread grass
fruit - Saskatoon berry
mineral - Sylvite (potash)
sport - curling
Web Pages for Students
Emblems of Saskatchewan - Government website
symbols and quick facts
- Tourism Saskatchewan