New BrunswickCoat/arms granted 1868
to honnor the ruling monarch king George the 3, who was also the Duke of New Brunswick
From the Algonquin word for " narrow passage "or"strait first used to describe the narrowing of the St.Lawrence River near what is now Quebec City.
Nova ScotiaCoat/arms 1625
named by sir.wm Alexander who was given title to all the land between England and Newfoundland by king james VI of Scotland Nova Scotia is latin for new Scotland
From Iroquois word "kanadariio" meaning shinging or sparkling waters about 20%of Ontario is fresh water lakes of or rivers.
Likely comes from the Cree word Man-into-wha-paow wich means lake Manitahu which narrows to 1/2 a mile at its center.
Northwest TerritoriesCoat/arms 1956
most of the area was known as the Norhtwestern Territory until1870 the name is primarily descriptive fo the location of the Territories.
British ColumbiaCoat/arms sheild 1906/ arms 1987
Southern part wasknown as Columbia after clumbia R., central port was New Cledonia named by Explorer simon fraser; to avoid confusion with country in Columbia when it becaomes a colony.
Prince Edward IslandCoat/arms 2002
named in 1799 in Duke of icent, the 4th son of king George the III ; he was commander in chief of British North america and he was stationed in halifax when the Island was named.
probably came from the word yu-kon-ah meaning great river.
From the cree word "icisisicatchewanisiei" "meaning" sift flowing river ti became the name of one of the districts in NWT in 1882.
named for Queen Vivtoria's fourth daughter Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, the wife of Marquees of lorme, who was Governor General fo canada ijn 1882 when alberta was northwest Trerritories.
Newfoundland and LabradorCoat/arms 1637
King Henry VII referred to the land discovered by John Cabot in 1497as the New found launde.
Means "our land" in the inuit language