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Sign Post Forest, Watson Lake

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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. Make Sign Post Forest part of your personalized Watson Lake itinerary using our Watson Lake day trip app .
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  • If you are traveling the AlCan highway, plan time to stop at the Sign Post Forest in Watson Lake, Yukon. People have brought road signs from all points on the globe and left them here.  more »
  • This place is truly amazing. It may seem stupid to have a whole area dedicated to signs but trust me, when you're there you'll realize its beauty. If you just take a moment and actually walk around, y...  more »
  • This site is an attraction unique to the Canada/ Alaska experience. Wander through and get a sense of the wide range of places in the world from which the visitors hailed. We of course nailed our Alab...  more »
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  • Stopped there this week. 40 below, sunshine and 6” of powdery snow on the ground around the signs. So cool. Do not miss this, it’s a must see.
  • Really cool place to visit. The only issue was we had a person bug us for change, but we are from Prince Albert, sask. It made us feel like we were home.
  • Rows and rows of signs and license plates from a huge variety of places. We found it interesting and engaging trying to find places we knew about.
  • Nice historic place to visit with your family. We had a blast seeing signs from all over the world. Very neat!
  • So cool! Great place to stretch your legs on a drive. Hangung a sign is really fun too
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