The silver cross of St. Andrew on a field of blue honours the patron saint of the Cathedral church of the Diocese. It is surmounted by a gold antique crown from the Coat of Arms of the Province of British Columbia, where it signifies Victoria, or Victory, the name of the See City of the Diocese. The border of small waves surrounding the blue field indicates the geographical setting of the Diocese which includes Vancouver Island and the numerous small islands surrounding it. The gold mitre above the shield symbolizes the Episcopal Office.