Coat of arms was inspired by elements from the unique, natural, and historic heritage of Prince George. The Coat of Arms is used in ceremonies, for communication from the Mayor and Council, and in statutory publications.
The colour blue represents the waters of the rivers, and gold, the wealth and prosperity of the City and region. The two wavy bars are a reference to the rivers, Fraser and Nechako, flowing together. Above are two snowflake crystals that tie in with the motto of a city, in central British Columbia, through which the development of the North is taking place. In the base or point of the shield is a "fraise", French for strawberry. This was intended as a pun or play on the name of Simon Fraser.
The Crest rises above the shield. Here, the mural crown recalls a time when important cities were surrounded by a fortified wall. The railway wheel refers to the arrival of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway in 1914 and the British Columbia Railway in 1952. At the top is a moose head.
The Compartment and Supporters
The compartment refers to the grassy mount upon which the supporters stand. It rises from blue and white wavy bars, which together with the salmon, are yet another reference to the rivers. The compartment is strewn with branches and local flora. The eagle and the osprey are local to the area. To make each of the latter unique to Prince George, they are differentiated by having their wings divided between two colours. Each bird wears a ducal coronet, a reminder that the name of the City was established in 1915 to honour His Royal Highness Prince George, Duke of Kent, the fourth son of King George V, during whose reign the City was founded.
The motto featured on the Coat of Arms is "Shaping a Northern Destiny."