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Goodbye British Columbia, Hello Yukon

Interesting looking all terrain vehicle

This guy was as rugged as his vehicle. It was a chilly...

Entering Watson Lake, you are greeted by an avenue of flags

Downtown RV Park is a literally a parking lot and a little...

The famous Watson Lake Signpost Forest

The forest was huge. Much bigger than I expected.

We left our sign behind.

There we are.

The Northern Lights Centre.

Wye Lake

Sweet little lake, just right for a hike around

Love the Red Neck Grebes

This is a young something

Wild strawberries

Odd looking leaves

Lady's Slipper

Damselflies a relative of the Dragaonfly

Nice hike

We only stayed here 2 nights, but did a lot in that 1 1/2 days. We used the Milepost as our guide on what to do in Watson Lake.

First is the Watson Lake Signpost Forest. Created by a US Army Soldier while working on the Alaska Highway in 1942, the forest has over 75,000 signs today. It was designated as a Yukon Historic Site in 2013. A really amazing sight. I had no idea how large this forest has become.

At one end of the forest is the Alaska Highway Interpretive/Visitor Center. A small museum with a really nice film all about the building of the highway. We picked up a Yukon Gold Explorers Passbook. It has over 20+ points of interest to stop and visit throughout the Yukon. Have the book stamped and at the end of July send in the verified stamped visits and you will be entered for a drawing to win some gold. What I really like about it, is finding the unusual places to visit that we would have missed because we did not know about them.

You cannot visited the little town without going to the Norther Lights Centre. This is the only planetarium that features the Northern Lights. It has several films about the Northern Lights, how to film the event, when and where to see the "Electric Sky".

Last, but not least, we took a nice leisurely hike around Wye Lake which is just across the street from the RV park. Not many birds at this time of year, but that just made us look for other interesting things.

Tomorrow we are headed for Whitehorse, Yukon.

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