Symbols of Yukon

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Yukon is one of Canada's territories, and has established several territorial symbols.[1]

Official symbols

Symbol Image Adopted Remarks
Coat of arms Coat of arms of Yukon Coat of arms of Yukon.svg 1956 It was approved officially by Queen Elizabeth II
Flag Flag of Yukon
Yukon
March 1, 1968
Shield of arms Shield of arms of Yukon Coat of arms of Yukon (escutcheon).svg 1956 Granted with other elements of the coat of arms
Floral Fireweed
(Epilobium angustifolium)
Fireweed
1957
Tree Subalpine fir
(Abies lasiocarpa)
Subalpine fir
2001 The sap drawn from the blisters on its bark has been used by First Nation people as a traditional medicine for lung ailments.
Bird Raven
(Corvus corax)
Raven
1985 The raven is seen everywhere in Yukon. Raven is called "crow" by Yukon First Nations people.
Gemstone Lazulite
Lazulite
February 1976 Lazulite is found in the layered sedimentary rock of the Blow River area in Ivvavik National Park. The colour and crystalline qualities of Yukon's lazulite are among the finest in the world.
Tartan Woven cloth that is composed of green, dark blue, magenta, yellow and white stripes in varying widths on a light blue background. 1984

Great Seal

Like Nunavut, Yukon does not have an official Great Seal.

References

  1. ^ Government of Yukon. "Symbols of Yukon". Retrieved 2008-04-09.


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