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YUKON

Arms of Yukon

Official blazon

Arms : Azure two pallets wavy Argent between two piles reversed Gules fimbriated Argent, each charged with two bezants, on a chief Argent a cross Gules surmounted by a roundel Vair.
Crest: A husky statant on a mount of snow proper

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on on 24 February 1956 (UK) and confirmed on October 15, 2006 (Canada).

The chief of the shield contains a cross of St. George, representing historic ties with England, surmounted with a piece of fur (a major industry in the north).

The rest of the shield contains references to mountains, gold, and the Yukon river. The crest represents the traditional (although no longer common) mode of transportation- dogsled.


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