Watson Lake, Yukon Ter., Canada: Sign Post Forest

A display of over 60,000 signs winding through trees, mute testimony that people in the Yukon often think of being someplace else.
Address:
9th St. N., Watson Lake, YT, Canada
Directions:
On the west side of town, on the north side of the Alaskan Hwy, at the corner of 9th St. N.
RA Rates:
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Sign Post Forest.

Sign Post Forest

While researching our trip to Alaska, I read about the Sign Post Forest. I brought a Mountaineer sign from home and figured I might put it up if it seemed worthwhile. I had no idea what was in store!

It's hard to describe the Sign Post Forest. 80,000 previous travelers had left a piece of home in the beautiful but lonely outpost of Watson Lake, so we added one more for good measure. The full service, clean visitor center furnished a hammer and some nails for us to add our own piece of home.

[D Springer, 03/17/2017]

Sign post forest.

Sign Post Forest

The sign post forest continues to attract signs from all places.

[Adam Scott Lankford, 06/08/2010]

Signpost Forest.

Sign Post Forest

This amazing attraction began during the construction of the famed Alaska Highway (AlCan) back in 1942. A lonely soldier from Danville, Illinois, working on the building crew, was so homesick for his hometown that he put up a Danville sign. From that point, others began adding signs.

Today there are over 60,000 signs! Wow! There is a great visitor center there as well.

[Paul V. Druhan, 07/27/2007]

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