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The flag of Yukon Territory was chosen from 137 submissions made to a territory-wide competition hosted by the Whitehorse branch of the Royal Canadian Legion as part of Canada's Centennial celebrations (1967). The winner of the competition, Lynn Lambert, had submitted 10 designs. The flag was adopted by the Flag Act, 1 December, 1967. The Flag Act was last revised in 2002.

While commonly described as a Canadian Pale design, this is technically inaccurate as the centre band is not 1/2 the length of the flag.

Flag Act

Flag for the Yukon
1(1) The flag described in the Schedule is hereby adopted as the flag of the Yukon.

(2) A sample of the flag of the Yukon, in coloured textile material, is on deposit in the offices of the Minister; in any manufacture or representation of the flag of the Yukon the colours used shall so far as is practicable match the colours shown in the sample. R.S., c.68, s1.


The flag consists of three vertical panels, the centre panel being one and one-half times the width of each of the other two panels. The panel adjacent to the mast is coloured green (503-115), the centre panel is coloured white and has the Yukon Crest disposed above a symbolic representation of the floral emblem of the Yukon, epilobium angustifolium, and the panel on the fly is coloured blue (502-204). The stem and leaves of the floral emblem are coloured green (503-115), and the flowers thereof are coloured red (509-103). The Yukon Crest is coloured red (509-103), and blue (502-204), with the Malamute dog coloured black. (Code numbers are references to the Canadian Government Specifications Board publication known as the Standard Paint Colours, Part I, and numbered 1-GP-12c, 1965.)