Canadian Heraldic Dictionary

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Term Source Meaning Illustration
Kermode Bear Campbell, G.M. Vol V, P 136 The Kermode Bear, also known as the Spirit Bear, is a rare sub-species of the black bear, found in British Columbia. It is the Province’s official mammal.
Kestrel Stepaniuk, D.R., Vol V P 72 The American Kestrel is the only falcon native to the New World. It is the smallest and one of the most colourful of all raptors. It is noted for its great speed.
Killer Whale Justice Institute of British Columbia The common small toothed whale of the Pacific coast.
Koala Bear Dickinson-Starkey, P.J., Vol IV, P22 The Koala Bear is native to Australia and refers to the grantee’s homeland.
Kootenay Canoe College of the Rockies, Cranbrook, B.C., Vol IV, P 12 The Kootenay Canoe – a very distinctive shape – alludes to the Kootenay Indians who were the first inhabitants of the Cranbrook region.

 
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