The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
Heraldry Today

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City of New Westminster

New Westminster, British Columbia
Grant of Arms, Supporters and Flag
September 29, 1992
Vol. II, p. 192

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Argent a cross Azure in the first quarter a sailing ship proper sails unfurled Argent on a barrulet wavy couped Azure, second a plowshare Argent handled Sable, third a Douglas fir tree Vert, fourth two salmon in saltire Gules;


Issuant from a mural coronet Argent masoned Gules a demi grizzly bear Or;


On a compartment of fir trees Vert rising above water barry wavy of four Argent and Azure on either side a lion Gules armed Or the dexter gorged with a collar Or pendant therefrom a bezant bearing the Royal Crown proper that to the sinister gorged with a like collar bearing a blacksmith's anvil Sable;




Azure on a Canadian pale Argent an escutcheon of the Arms of the City of New Westminster fimbriated Azure;


In general, the symbolism of emblems prior to 2000 does not exist in an appropriate format for the online Register.


Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on December 5, 1992, in Volume 126, page 3669 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

Original concept of James Bloomfield, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Joan Bouwmeester

Joan Bouwmeester

Recipient Information

Civil Institution
Regional, Municipal etc Government