Alberta’s tartan was designed by Alison Lamb and Ellen Neilsen, two ladies from the Edmonton Rehabilitation Society - a voluntary agency providing work for handicapped students learning to operate handlooms. Alison Lamb was the Society’s Exec. Director and Ellen Neilsen was its weaving instructor. It was adopted by the Provincial Legislature in March 1961.

The colours symbolize the following:

Green for our forest,
Gold for our wheat and sunshine,
Blue for our lakes and the clear skies above,
Black for our oil and coal,
Pink for our floral emblem, the wild rose.


** If you intend to weave or otherwise use any of these patterns, please be aware that you may need the written permission of the designer or producer. This information can be found in the Scottish Register of Tartans.

Y/16 K4 B8 K4 CRL4 K4 G/48 (Emblems of Alberta Act 2000 - CIDD: 026-08-24120)
YT/32 K8 FRB16 K8 CRL8 K8 G/104 (STA No. 2055)
Y/8 K2 A4 K2 LR2 K2 G/24 (District Tartans)