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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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  • Il really needs to be seen to understand the magnitude of that phenomena. In 1942, a homesick soldier working on the Alaska highway nailed a sign with the name of its home town. 75 years later, it bec...  more »
  • Did not know what to expect but this many signs on such a large plot of land I could not have imagined. It was a sight to see and it took some time to view all of them but it was a one of kind experie...  more »
  • We heard about this place and wanted to check it out while in Watson Lake. We were amazed by all the signs! Impossible to count them all or read them all as there are so many. It is literally a forest...  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.

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