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Watson Lake

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Things to do: sightseeing, childrens museums
Watson Lake is a town in Yukon, Canada located at historical mile 635 on the Alaska Highway close to the British Columbia border. Population in 2013 was 1,474 (Yukon Bureau of Statistics). The town is named for Frank Watson, an American-born trapper and prospector, who settled in the area at the end of the nineteenth century.Watson Lake is near the Liard River, at the junction of the Robert Campbell Highway and the Alaska Highway. The Cassiar Highway's northern end is 22km west of Watson Lake. The town is also served by the Watson Lake Airport; the airport was formerly served by Canadian Pacific Airlines and other local and regional airlines, but now only provides corporate and charter services.Watson Lake is the main centre of the small forestry industry in Yukon and has been a service centre for the mining industry, especially for the Cassiar asbestos mine in northern British Columbia and the Cantung tungsten mine on the Yukon-Northwest Territories border in the Mackenzie Mountains.
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