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Yukon (Canada)


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Flag of the Yukon (Canada)
by Mario Fabretto


ISO 3166-2 Code: CA-YT
MARC Code: ykc

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From the Yukon web site:

The Yukon flag is the product of a territory-wide design competition sponsored by the Whitehorse branch of the Royal Canadian Legion as part of Canada's 1967 centennial year celebrations.

There were 137 submissions. One of the 10 designs submitted by Lynn Lambert of Destruction Bay was among the three final flags selected by a judging committee.

Lambert had just graduated from the drafting program at the Yukon Vocational and Technical Training Centre (now Yukon College) and was motivated by his keen interest in art and his knowledge of the Yukon. Lambert had submitted several designs in hopes of winning the contest. He received formal recognition of his efforts at the opening of the 1967 Trade Show in Whitehorse. His design was officially accepted as the territorial flag in 1968. [on 1 December 1967 according to Chris] The Yukon flag consists of three vertical panels: a central panel of white flanked by a green panel on the inner edge and a blue panel on the outer edge. The Yukon Coat of Arms appears on the central panel framed by two stems of fireweed, the territory's floral emblem. The blue represents the Yukon's rivers and lakes, the green symbolizes the forests and white signifies snow.

Ivan Sache, 29 September 2004

The territorial arms received Royal Assent on 24 February 1956, and the flag (winning entry in a design competition) was adopted by a 'Flag Act' of 1 December 1967. The colours were laid down in the Act as green 503-115, blue 502-204 and red 509-103 all conforming to the Canadian Government Specification Board Standard Paint Colours, Part One, No.1.GP-12c, 1965.
Christopher Southworth, 14 March 2003

The design of the Yukon flag is fixed by sample flag held by the Territorial Government (who kindly sent me an example), and it is a tricolour of 2-3-2.
Christopher Southworth, 13 August 2005

Subdivisions of Yukon Territory

  • 1 city
  • 3 towns
    • Dawson
    • Faro
    • Watson Lake
  • 4 villages
    • Carmacks
    • Haines Junction
    • Mayo
    • Teslin
  • 2 hamlets
    • Ibex Valley
    • Mt. Lorne
  • 13 settlements
    • Beaver Creek
    • Burwash Landing
    • Carcross
    • Destruction Bay
    • Johnsons Crossing
    • Keno Hill
    • Old Crow
    • Pelly Crossing
    • Ross River
    • Stewart Crossing
    • Swift River
    • Tagish
    • Upper Liard
  • 10 Amerindian reserves or settlements
    • Carcross 4 (Reserve)
    • Champagne Landing 10 (Settlement)
    • Kloo Lake (Settlement)
    • Klukshu (Settlement)
    • Lake Laberge 1 (Reserve)
    • Moosehide Creek 2 (Reserve)
    • Teslin (Teslin Land)
    • Teslin Post 13 (Reserve)
    • Two and One-Half Mile Village (Settlement)
    • Two Mile Village (Settlement)
  • 2 unorganized territories
    • Whitehorse, Unorganized
    • Yukon, Unorganized
Luc Baronian, April 23, 2005 (augmented with information from Statistics Canada)