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Whitehorse, Yukon
Registration of a Flag
December 15, 2010
Vol. VI, p. 11

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Per pale Vert and Azure on a pale Argent the arms and crest of Yukon above two stems of fireweed in saltire proper;



The arms and crest of Yukon are shown with two fireweed plants, the territorial floral emblem. The blue represents Yukon’s rivers and lakes, the green represents its forests, and the white signifies snow.


Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on November 12, 2011, in Volume 145, page 3514 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

Original concept of Lynn Lambert.

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Recipient Information

Civil Institution
Provincial & Territorial (General)

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The Flag was adopted by the Flag Ordinance (O.Y.T. 1967, c.3) assented on the 1 December 1967, to be in force effective on the 1 March 1968.