Category Archives: Watson Lake

Watson Lake signpost forest

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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.

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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.