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Home of the Famous
Signpost Forest
Welcome to Watson Lake, Yukon,
home of the famous Signpost Forest,
the award-winning Northern Lights
Space and Science Centre and
gateway to the exciting history and
breathtaking scenery of the Yukon
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Town of Watson Lake
Tel: 867.536.8000
P.O. Box 590
Watson Lake, YT V0A 1C0
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During our winter months, the gentle slopes
can be explored by cross-country skiing or
snowmobiling. The local lakes provide skating
or ice fishing. Best of all, the spectacular
Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) illuminate the
black night sky with dancing displays of colour.
Observe, photograph, and enjoy the mesmerizing
Aurora Borealis. The best time to observe
this illuminating atmospheric display is around
midnight. Colourful displays of purple, crimson,
and most commonly, pale green are seen.
Watson Lake offers many ways to enjoy the
outdoors.
SIGNPOST FOREST
A major tourist attraction at the entrance to the
town, the Signpost Forest is a collection of signs
started by Carl K. Lindley, a homesick soldier
working on the construction of the Alaska Highway
in 1942. This forest consists of more than 61,398
license plates, road and traffic signs, and unique
home-made signs which are mounted on sturdy
"trunks". Each year more than 2000 signs are
added by travellers.
WYE LAKE PARK
This beautiful park has a picnic area and
boardwalk trails. Interpretive signs, located along
the trail that loops around the lake, identify local
plants, flowers, and birds. Special events are
often hosted here.
WATSON LAKE
Just 13 kilometres north of town along the
Robert Campbell Highway, Watson Lake offers
opportunities for boating, swimming, water skiing
and hiking.
LUCKY LAKE
Featuring the only water slide north of 60, and
boasts a large sandy beach with volleyball
net, picnic tables, and BBQ pits. A short and
scenic hike leads down to the rushing rapids of
the Liard River.
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www.watsonlake.ca | Tel: 867.536.8000 | cdo@watsonlake.ca
Watson Lake
Greenway's Greens
Golf Course
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.. A great golf course
located along the Alaska
Highway.
9-hole | par 35 | 3028 yard
> golfing
snowmobiling
water park with waterslide
hiking | fishing
ice fishing | snowshoeing
horseback riding
cross-country skiing
downhill skiing
white water canoeing
wildlife viewing
Recreation Centre
bowling | squash courts
indoor ice skating arena
curling rink | weight room
squash courts | sauna
heated swimming pool
Northern Lights Centre
interactive displays
theatre
HOME OF THE FAMOUS SIGNPOST FOREST