The official tartan of Edmonton was created by the Edmonton Goodwill Rehabilitation Services and approved by the City on May 10th 1977.
The predominant colour is light blue which symbolizes the clear blue of the prairie sky.
The green represents agriculture,
The yellow represents the sun of the long summer days and prairie wheat.
The white represents peace, from the City flag, and for the long months of snow.
The cityís official colours of purple and gold are also included and the gold also represents the marigold, Edmontonís official flower.
(In the proposed design standard (5th December 1978) blue was to be included to represent the ideas of strength and water, in particular the North Saskatchewan river, Edmontonís first means of access and trading. This may have been dropped prior to registration of the tartan, or perhaps is the blue formed from the intersection of the light blue and purple.)