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Coat of Arms of Edmonton
Armiger Edmonton, Alberta
Adopted 1994
Crest A mace or
Blazon Purpure a fess wavy Argent charged with a bar wavy Azure between in chief a winged cogwheel and in base a garb Or on a chief Azure fimbriated Argent a demi sun issuant in splendour Or;
Supporters Dexter an explorer tempore 1796 proper habited in winter garb about his waist a sash chequy Or and Azure bearing in his sinister hand a musket barrel upwards and on his dexter hip hanging over his opposite shoulder a powder horn and bag all Or sinister a representation of Athena proper crined Or habited Azure bearing beneath her sinister arm a book and in her sinister hand a torch all or.
Compartment A grassy mount Vert.
Other elements The shield compartment and motto are surmounting an upright mace Or.

The coat of arms of Edmonton was granted on 28 October 1994.


  • Crest: features a mace at the very top (the crest) representing Edmonton as Alberta's capital.
  • Shield: The sun emblazoned on the shield represents Edmonton's above-average amount of sunshine. The city's importance as an aviation and industrial centre is illustrated by a winged wheel. A wavy ribbon symbolises the North Saskatchewan River. A sheaf symbolises agriculture.
  • Supporters: On the left, a métis explorer, a reminder of the city's fur trading past, looks to the future. On the right, Athena, the goddess of wisdom, represents education and the University of Alberta.
  • Compartment (Base): The compartment or base is a simple grassy mount.
  • Motto: A scroll below the arms reads "Industry – Integrity – Progress"
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