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Year: 1976

The plates for 1976 are lightweight steel, painted white with black lettering. The backs of the plates are painted white. These plates have long, oval slots. The plates with the goldpanner have a "nugget" of gold paint in the gold pan; the goldpanner is embossed.

Passenger: xnnn

1976_C524 1976_D240 1976_M109 1976_P118 1976_U529 1976_W654

These plates had one letter followed by three digits. The letter indicated the location where the plate was issued as follows:

Location First Letter
Dawson D
Faro F
Haines Junction H
Mayo M
Watson Lake W
Whitehorse A, B, C, E, G, J, K, L, N, P, T, U, X
unused? I, O, Q, R, S, V, Y, Z

Hmmm... At least one example of a 1976 plate has been observed with the goldpanner and a single digit, no preceeding letter. More research required!

Commercial

1976_C68 1976_C1673 PLACEHOLDER PLACEHOLDER PLACEHOLDER PLACEHOLDER PLACEHOLDER PLACEHOLDER

There were several varieties of commercial plates for this year:

  • Cn Cnn Cnnnn-series for commercial vehicles not covered by some specialized type of plate. The Cnnn-series was for passenger plates (e.g., C524 above), not commercial.
  • Ln Lnn-series for livery (taxi) vehicles
  • Rn Rnn-series for recovery vehicles (tow trucks)
  • BUSn BUSnn BUSnnn-series for buses
  • PSVn PSVnn PSVnnn-series for public service vehicles (PSVs). What are PSVs?
  • RESn RESnn RESnnn-series for restricted vehicles. What are restricted vehicles?
  • FTn FTnn FTnnn-series for through freighter (freighter-through) trucks

Government

Yukon government: Gnnnn

197X_G1405

The Yukon government black-on-orange plates (long slots) were used for many years until they were superceded by the YTGnnn series in 1982.

Federal government: Xn Xnn Xnnn Xnnnn Xn·nnn

1950_X3728

Federal (dominion) government vehicles carried dark grey plates with green lettering from the 1950s up to 1982. Some lettering is turquoise due to a bad paint batch. Some with four-digit numbers had a dot between the first and second digits.

Dealer: Dn Dnn Dnnnn

PLACEHOLDER

Dealer plates did not have three digits. The Dxxx-series was for passenger plates (e.g., D240 above).

Motorcycle

PLACEHOLDER

Rental

PLACEHOLDER

Snow machine

PLACEHOLDER

Trailer

PLACEHOLDER

Radio Amateur: VE8xx VE8xxx

PLACEHOLDER

Sample: 0000

1976_0000

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