The Yukon flag has three vertical panels: a green panel, a central panel of white and a blue panel. The Yukon coat of arms appears on the central panel framed by two stems of fireweed. The green symbolizes the forests, white signifies snow and the blue represents Yukon's rivers and lakes.
The Yukon flag was the winning submission to a territory-wide design competition sponsored by the Whitehorse branch of the Royal Canadian Legion as part of Canada's 1967 centennial year celebrations.
Lynn Lambert of Destruction Bay submitted several designs in hopes of winning the contest. One of his designs was officially accepted as the territorial flag in 1968 out of 137 submissions.
The design was officially accepted as the territorial flag in 1968.