Like the maple leaf, the beaver is a symbol of Canada s unity. Maple trees grow in all ten provinces and three territories. Beavers live in all ten provinces and three territories.
Furthermore, the beaver is a symbol of industiousness. It is always busy building dams and tending to them.
The beaver is also an important Canadian historical icon. Beaver pelts were an important trade item and the source of wealth in the early days of what is now Canada.