Icon style

Alberta.ca uses line style icons based on universal symbols. These icons follow the Government of Alberta’s corporate identity guidelines, which incorporates light text weights and plenty of negative space for a clean and modern look.

Examples can be found in Section 1.7 of the Visual Identity Manual.


Set user interface icons at a 2 pixel stroke and bounded within a 24 pixel square container.

In order to maintain consistent optical weight throughout the set, and relative to the fonts used, icons convert to outlines (fills) in order to scale properly. They may require repositioning and resizing before conversion to line up with text properly.

Theme related icons however, scale within a 48 pixel square container and may work with <h1> tags on top level pages.

Images of line icons of different sizes

Types of icons

  • User interface icons – allows you to manipulate navigation or wayfinding.
  • Alert icons – for messages and alert boxes.
  • File type icons – describes in-browser media and downloadable files.
  • Social media icons – original brand format and positioned within the same container size as the icon set.
  • Theme related icons – corresponds to ministry, service, program, or theme, and set at a larger container size.

Download the Icon set (ZIP, 35 KB)

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