Flag Information

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Are you wondering why the City has lowered the flags, or why a different flag is flying?

See the Flag Protocol Policy here.

United Way Flag Raising

2019 Flag Updates

  • October 1 -  the United Way flag was raised at City Hall as part of the United Way Society of Yukon’s 25th annual fundraising campaign. In September, we proclaimed the month of October as United Way Month in Whitehorse.
  • September 29 - the last Sunday in September is Police and Peace Officers’ National Memorial Day. In recognition and appreciation for the dedication of police and peace officers who made the ultimate sacrifice to keep our communities safe, flags at all City facilities are at half-mast.
  • September 6 - the flag of Lancieux is flown following a special ceremony to mark the 19th anniversary of our sister city relationship. 
  • August 30 - flags at all City facilities at half-mast in recognition of the passing of former Premier Dennis Fentie. 
  • August 26 -  the flag of Lancieux, our Sister City in France is flown every fourth Monday in August at City Hall in honour of our special relationship. Our two cities are connected through the life and work of poet Robert W. Service, who moved to Lancieux after he left the Yukon in 1912. 
  • June 6 - flags at all City Buildings at half-mast from sunrise to sunset for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. 
  • May 15 - The Franco Yukon flag was raised in honour of the 13th Journée de la francophonie yukonnaise. The City of Whitehorse has been holding a flag-raising ceremony in acknowledgment of the Yukon Francophonie every year since 2010.
  • May 14 - The Pride and Trans Flags will be raised to mark the 50th anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada, as well as to celebrate Pride Week, which is taking place from June 4-9.
  • April 9 - National Day of Remembrance of the Battle of Vimy Ridge: flags at all City facilities at half-mast.  
  • March 14 - Flags at all City facilities at half-mast in recognition of the passing of Ken McKinnon, former member of the Yukon Territorial Council and former Commissioner of Yukon.