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Sign Post Forest, Watson Lake

4.7
#2 of 21 in Sightseeing in Yukon
Landmark Tourist Spot
See the collection of over 100,000 signs at Sign Post Forest, a tradition dating back to the Alaska Highway Project. In 1942, Private Carl K. Lindley went to repair one sign, and added another directing to his hometown. This, in turn, inspired people to post other signs here. Today, the practice continues, and you can see various signs from all over the world. Add your own to the huge collection of street signs, welcome signs, and license plates. Find about the history of the Alaska Highway at the interpretative center, which exhibits photos, and murals. Use our Watson Lake trip generator to visit Sign Post Forest on your trip to Watson Lake, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Loved this stop! We wandered around for an hour. The hardware store down the street has boards for $1.30. The visitor center had paint.  more »
  • Cool place to see. Some signs are just amazing. We couldn't walk thru all of it. A must stop. Bring a sign.  more »
  • Last time I drove up I didn't go through watson lake so I missed this gem. It's so fun, one of a kind. Definitely a good stop to walk around and enjoy :)  more »
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  • One of the coolest little stops along the road into Yukon from Northern BC. Definitely worth stopping and stretching your legs while you walk through the "forest" and check out signs from all over the world. Even left a sign of my own behind - feel free to do so just find a spot on one of the "trees"
  • What a wonderful unexpected jewel! Our hostesses Trudy and Rena were so helpful, giving us awesome tips for our next drive. We put up our own sign, too! Oh, and there's COFFEE!!!!!!!!! THE GALLERY AND MINIFILM ARE AWESOME, TOO! What w obderful representatives for Canada and the a lake Watson area!!
  • Very cool place! Could use a legit gift shop; Seems like a huge missed opportunity there.
  • Beware: extremely frustrating if you are looking for a particular sign! 90,000+ signs means your chances are slim.
  • So so fun. We brought signs from home to hang and we enjoyed seeing the ones there already.