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Franco-Yukonnais (Yukon Territory, Canada)

Last modified: 2012-08-09 by rob raeside
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Flag of the Franco-Yukonnais (Canada) image by Zachary Harden, 19 July 2011

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Adopted: October 1985
Designer: CÚcile Girard
Proportions: unknown

There are less than 1.000 Franco-Yukonnais, but they have a flag. This is also a complex design with a blue field and three diagonal stripes set from lower hoist to upper fly. The colours of the stripes are white and golden yellow. The effect created by the arrangement of the stripes is meant to represent Yukon's many mountains. Blue is for the French people and the sky. White is for winter and snow. Yellow represents the gold rush and the Franco-Yukonnais contributions to history of the territory.


  • Kevin Harrington: 'The Flags of the Francophonie in Canada', Flag Bulletin, No. 147, 1992, pp.139-152.
Jan Oskar Engene, 15 August 1996

The flag is described at, along with notes from the designer of the flag. To quote the website that I just mentioned:
The Franco-Yukon flag is of blue, white and gold: the blue represents the francophonie as well as the Yukon sky; the white symbolizes winter north of 60, and the gold recalls Yukon history and the early French-speaking presence in the territory. The graphics refers to Yukon's crystalline sky, grandiose landscapes and vibrant life. It is also reminiscent of obstacles to surmount and mountains to climb.
"This is a rich, original flag that instills pride in our roots and our involvement. It does not rely on quaint symbols to identify the people it represents - it speaks of conquests made through greater respect for cultural identity," says Cécile Girard, who created the flag.
The image above is based on
Zachary Harden, 19 July 2011