The Government of the Northwest Territories is responsible for the Northwest Territories flag. The Canadian Flag and the provincial/territorial flags are symbols of honour and pride for all Canadians. All flags are to be treated with respect.
The correct procedures for flying the Canadian flag and other flags and standards, including the flag of the Northwest Territories, can be found on the Canadian Heritage Flag Etiquette on Canada webpage.
The half-masting of a flag is a formal gesture to respect the time of sorrow and mourning. There are specific procedures involved when a flag is at half-mast. For additional information on half-masting, visit the Canadian Heritage website.
The GNWT will half-mast in the NWT when appropriate by issuing a notice to half-mast the NWT flag on all GNWT buildings and establishments across the NWT. The GNWT will also follow, when appropriate for our territory, the direction issued by Canadian Heritage, Government of Canada.
Friday, February 3, 2017
Half-Masting Update – To mark the tragic events that took place in the City of Québec
Further to the January 30th half-masting notice issued to mark the tragic events that took place in the City of Québec on January 29, 2017, the flag of the Northwest Territories on all Government of the Northwest Territories’ buildings will remain at half-mast until sunset Monday, February 6, 2017.
Monday, January 30, 2017
Half-Masting – To mark the tragic events that took place in the City of Québec
The flag of the Northwest Territories on all Government of the Northwest Territories’ buildings will be flown at half-mast effective immediately until further notice to mark the tragic events that took place in the City of Québec.
Flag Loan Requests
To request a loan of an NWT flag for event purposes, please fill out the form below and submit electronically. Mandatory fields are marked by an asterisk (*).