Northwest Territories (NT)

Flag of the Northwest Territories

Ordinance of the Territorial Council assented to
January 1, 1969

Arms of the Northwest Territories

Approved by Queen Elizabeth II, February 24, 1956

Mountain Avens

Emblems of the territories were officially adopted in 1957. For the Northwest Territories, the floral emblem is the creamy-white mountain avens (Dryas octopetala), which blooms in profusion for a short time each spring.

Other symbols:

The Northwest Territories tartan (registered with the Court of the Lord Lyon, King of Arms of Scotland), the jack pine, the gyrfalcon and the native gold.

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