Category Archives: Watson Lake

Caribou on the Alaska Highway

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While driving towards Watson Lake this week I spotted two caribou, which seemed to be licking the road.

They waited a little while before moving into the brush.

Watson Lake signpost forest


One quirky landmark in Yukon is the Watson Lake signpost forest. It began as a joke in the 1940s when troops were building the Alaska Highway.

It’s since developed into an odd collection of (stolen?) road signs from around the world.

Arts and Crafts in Watson Lake

wls - beadwork WLS - Elder Mida DonnessyMida Donnessy teaches arts and crafts at Watson Lake secondary school.

Students learn beadwork and are making clothing for their own graduations.

Cold trucking in Watson Lake

DSC_0480 DSC_0481 DSC_0482 DSC_0483 DSC_0485 DSC_0493When it’s -35 outside a truck needs extra maintenance. These large trucks were seen in Watson Lake; a stop on the supply chain to Whitehorse.

We’re a long way from getting electric vehicles that can run at this temperature and pull this much weight.