Atlantic Heraldry

There are many cities in Atlantic Canada which have coats of arms, both ones which are legally granted and those which are illegally assumed. The reasons for the use of such "bogus" coats of arms are normally:

  1. The city council doesn't know or care about heraldry

  2. The city council doesn't want to pay the registration fee

  3. Any heraldic authority would laugh itself silly at some of the cluttered and ridiculous coats of arms created by some people who fail to realize that the key word in heraldry is SYMBOLISM, not SNAPSHOT (although, they -did- approve of the Albertan coat of arms).

Often, cities which adopt "crests" with no knowledge of heraldry come up with horribly cluttered shields. Half the time, these get replaced by simple logos.

The reason for the small number of cities in this list is not that I'm fussy about which arms to put up, but because I'm still trying to track them down. If you know of any coats of arms that I've missed (and there are hundreds, I know), please let me know where I can find them (or mail me a colour copy that I can scan). Any page with the badge of the Heraldry Society of Canada is one where I scanned the coat of arms from an HSC publication, either Beddoe's Canadian Heraldry, or an article in Heraldry in Canada. Credit where credit is due.

Arms of the province of New Brunswick.

Arms of Fredericton, N. B.

Arms (and Armoiries) of Moncton, N. B. (taking "cluttered" to the extreme)

Arms of New Maryland, N. B.

Arms of Oromocto, N. B.

Arms of Rothesay, N. B.

Seal of Saint John, N. B. (at least they admit it's not a real coat of arms)

Arms of Tracadie-Sheila, N. B.

Arms of the province of Newfoundland.

Arms of St. John's, Nfld.

Arms of Avondale, Nfld.

Arms of Baie Verte, Nfld.

Arms of Bishop's Falls, Nfld.

Arms of Conception Bay South, Nfld.

Arms of Cormack, Nfld.

Arms of Corner Brook, Nfld.

Arms of Fortune, Nfld.

Arms of Gander, Nfld.

Arms of Glovertown, Nfld.

Arms of Grand Falls, Nfld.

Arms of Labrador City, Nfld.

Arms of La Scie, Nfld.

Arms and Flag of Mount Pearl, Nfld.

Arms of Port Saunders, Nfld.

Arms of St. Lawrence, Nfld.

Arms of Springdale, Nfld.

Arms of Torbay, Nfld.

Arms of Wabush, Nfld.

Arms of the province of Nova Scotia.

Arms of Halifax, N. S. (and the Arms of the pre-amalgamated city)

Arms of Barrington, N. S. (they managed to squeeze in three landscapes, and four other pictures!)

Arms of Cape Breton Municipality, N. S.

Arms of Pictou, N. S.

Arms of Truro, N. S. (bad picture, sorry)

Arms of the province of Prince Edward Island.

Arms of Charlottetown, P. E. I.

Arms of Clyde River, P. E. I.

Arms of Montague, P. E. I.

Arms of Stratford, P. E. I.

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