Humanities › Issues Canadian Provincial Mottoes Share Flipboard Email Print Lisa Stokes / Getty Images Issues Canadian Government The U. S. Government U.S. Foreign Policy U.S. Liberal Politics U.S. Conservative Politics Women's Issues Civil Liberties The Middle East Terrorism Race Relations Immigration Crime & Punishment Animal Rights View More By Susan Munroe Canadian Culture Expert B.A., Political Science, Carleton University Susan Munroe is a public affairs and communications professional based in Canada. our editorial process Susan Munroe Updated February 24, 2020 There are Thirteen provinces in Canada and three territories. The main difference between a territory and a province is that the territories were made by federal law. Provinces were made from the Constitution Act. The provinces of Canada have each adopted a motto which is inscribed on the provincial coat of arms or crest. The territory of Nunavut is the only one of the three territories of Canada with a motto. Each territory and province also have their own symbols like birds, flowers, and trees. These are supposed to represent the culture and personality of each area. Province / Territory Motto Alberta Fortis et Liber"Strong and free" BC Splendor Sine Occasu"Splendour without diminishment" Manitoba Gloriosus et Liber"Glorious and free" New Brunswick Spem Reduxit"Hope was restored" Newfoundland Quaerite Prime Regnum Dei"Seek ye first the Kingdom of God" NWT None Nova Scotia Munit Haec et Altera Vincit"One defends and the other conquers" Nunavut Nunavut Sanginivut (in Inuktitut)"Nunavut, our strength" Ontario Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet"Loyal she began, loyal she remains" PEI Parva Sub Ingenti"The small under the protection of the great" Quebec Je me souviens"I remember" Saskatchewan Multibus E Gentibus Vires"From many peoples strength" Yukon None When Did Canadian Provinces Join the Confederation? Do You Know the Sales Tax Rate in Your Province? Canada's Provinces and Territories The Insular Cases: History and Significance The 13 Capital Cities of Canada Key Facts About Canada's Provinces and Territories Where Does the Name "Ontario" Come From? What Do Canadian Provincial Premiers Do? Who's Allowed to Vote in Canada's Three Types of Elections? The Origin of the Name Nunavut What Are the Rules About Taking Growlers Into Canada? All About Canada's Provincial Legislative Assemblies In Canada's Parliament, the House of Commons Has the Most Power What Was Canadian Confederation? Official Flower Emblems of the Provinces and Territories of Canada At What Age Can You Legally Buy Cigarettes (and Smoke) in Canada?