Designed in 1965 by Janet Couture of Faro, was fully accredited as the official provincial tartan in 1984.
The symbolism of the colours has been lyrically described: 'The crystalline blue background represents Yukon's sparkling, glacier-fed waters and its clear mountain skies. Magenta reflects the colours of the Yukon's floral emblem, the fireweed of late summer. Green is symbolic of Yukon's great expanses of wilderness forest and purple symbolises the majestic thrust of mountains into the northern sky. White represents the purity of the winter snow that crowns the peaks and blankets the alpine meadows. The yellow represents the long, soft evenings of the midnight sun and the Yukon's famous deposits of gold.' ITI 2129