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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. 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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  • August 14, 2017
    So we completely forgot all about this place on the trip up!! It's RIGHT beside the visitor center so of course you get to find out all about it. (I went through here some 42 years ago with my parents...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    You wouldn't think walking through row after row of other people's signs would be a great way to kill some time...but it is actually quite entertaining. Some are just license plates, but others are ac...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Visiting in the Yukon for a few weeks, the sign Post Forest is by far one of my favorite places! Y' has a crazy amount of panels, some are really cool and original! We even bought a wooden panel and we wrote our names on the markers. We we left the place or we wanted. It was really symbolic to place its small participation on a place with so many experiences. In short! Really cool!
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  • July 6, 2017
    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"
  • June 28, 2017
    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!!
  • June 20, 2017
    Very cool place! Could use a legit gift shop; Seems like a huge missed opportunity there.
  • July 5, 2017
    Beware: extremely frustrating if you are looking for a particular sign! 90,000+ signs means your chances are slim.
  • April 12, 2017
    So so fun. We brought signs from home to hang and we enjoyed seeing the ones there already.

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