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Haines Junction, Yukon Territory (Canada)

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[Haines Junction, Yukon Territory] 1:2 image by Eugene Ipavec
Source: Canadian City Flags, Raven 18

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Haines Junction

Haines Junction is a village in the Yukon, Canada. It is located at Kilometre 1,632 (historical mile 1016) of the Alaska Highway at its junction with the Haines Highway, hence the name of the community. According to the 2006 Census the population was 589. It is next to Kluane National Park and Reserve. It is a major administrative centre for the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations. - Source Wikipedia: Watson Lake, Yukon.
Valentin Poposki, 16 June 2010

Current Flag

Text and image(s) from Canadian City Flags, Raven 18 (2011), courtesy of the North American Vexillological Association, which retains copyright. Image(s) by permission of Eugene Ipavec.


The flag of the Village of Haines Junction is a Canadian pale design of light blue-white-light blue, with the municipal logo in the centre, three-fourths the height of the flag. The logo is in a vertical “racetrack” shape and outlined in black. It depicts a scene with a crossroads of two highways in white, and stylized houses (18 in all) on each side of the roads in black, all on a beige background. Above is a yellow foothills section beneath a naturalistic mountain range in blue and white under a light-blue sky (some flags depict the mountains in black and white). Framing the scene are naturalistic green evergreen trees in silhouette forming a “V”; at their base is a sprig of fireweed with green leaves and three clumps of red flowers. Below is a lime-green field with GATEWAY TO KLUANE in sans-serif black letters, curving along the base of the logo. Above the logo is VILLAGE OF HAINES JUNCTION, also in sans-serif black letters, arching over the top. Curving around the lower left and right of the logo are more sprigs of fireweed, with green leaves and four clumps of red flowers each.
Jim Croft, Canadian City Flags, Raven 18, 2011


The motto reflects Haines Junction’s vital role as an access point to Kluane National Park and Reserve, which was established in 1972 and designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site as a globally significant mountain wilderness in 1980. In the park is the St. Elias Mountain Range, which includes Mount Logan, the highest peak in Canada. The mountains on the logo represent this geographical feature. The crossed highways allude to the junction of the famed Alaska Highway and Haines Road, and hence the town’s name; the houses represent the village. The trees signify the forests of the area. The fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium), a hardy pinkish, purplish flower, is one of the first plants to bloom after a fire. Adopted as the territorial flower in 1957, it symbolizes Haines Junction as a Yukon community.
Jim Croft, Canadian City Flags, Raven 18, 2011


The logo was the result of a contest in early 1985, soon after the village’s incorporation in 1984. After a flag contest in 1990, the first flags were manufactured in 1991 or 1992.
Jim Croft, Canadian City Flags, Raven 18, 2011


Flag designer unknown. The logo was designed by local artist Libby Dulac.
Jim Croft, Canadian City Flags, Raven 18, 2011

Here is the flag history: The Village of Haines Junction was incorporated in 1984. In 1985 a contest was held for the design of a logo which was won by local artist Libby Dulac. In December 1990 there was a flag coloring contest. I believe our flags were first purchased in 1991 or 1992. The logo depicts the town situated at the base of the St. Elias Mountain Range, on the junction of the Alaska Highway and the Haines Road. The purple flowers are Fireweed - the official flower of the Yukon. The flags are the same size as the Canada and Yukon flags. - Information courtesy of the Village Administration..
Valentin Poposki, 16 June 2010