Is Watson Lake in BC or Yukon?

Watson Lake, community, southern Yukon, Canada. It lies along a small lake on the border with British Columbia.

Where is Watson Lake Alaska?

Watson Lake is located at Historic Milepost 635, at the junction of the Alaska and Campbell highways, 275 miles southeast of Whitehorse and 330 miles northwest of Fort Nelson, BC. Visitor Information: Town of Watson Lake, Alaska Highway Interpretive Centre (behind Sign Post Forest); phone 867-536-7469.

Where is Yukon exactly?

northwestern Canada
Yukon, formerly Yukon Territory, territory of northwestern Canada, an area of rugged mountains and high plateaus. It is bounded by the Northwest Territories to the east, by British Columbia to the south, and by the U.S. state of Alaska to the west, and it extends northward above the Arctic Circle to the Beaufort Sea.

Why is Watson Lake Important?

Watson Lake became an important communication centre after the construction of a major airport (1943), and remains a transportation hub, linking roads from BC with main routes to the interior and to the Northwest Territories. The town is also the centre for forestry and mining in the region.

Is there fish in Watson Lake?

Channel catfish
Rainbow troutLargemouth bassBluegill
Watson Lake/Fish

Fishing is allowed in Watson Lake with a valid AZ fishing license. Fish For: Rainbow trout, largemouth bass, sunfish, channel catfish, crayfish, and crappie.

What is the elevation of Watson Lake?

1,554 m
Watson Lake/Surface elevation

Can you drive to Alaska without going through Canada?

There is only one major road that you can take to drive to Alaska and that is the Alaska Highway. Regardless of where you start in the United States or Canada, you will eventually join the Alaska Highway. The three roads that make up the highway are British Columbia Highway 97, Yukon Highway 1 and Alaska Route 2.

What language is spoken in Yukon?

Figure 4.1 Population by knowledge of official languages, Yukon, 2011

Official language Population (percentage)
English only 86.3
French only 0.3
English and French 13.1
Neither English nor French 0.3

Is it safe to swim in Watson Lake?

You can not swim in Watson lake nor its twin sister willow lake due to polution. Both lakes are down stream from old strip mining of mercury. These are NOT fresh water lakes. They were created by water engineers to provide a sports lake (kayaking, limited fishing) using dams.

Where can I find Watson Lake in Canada?

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How did Watson Lake in Yukon get its name?

Known as “The Gateway to the Yukon,” Watson Lake is the first Yukon community on the Alaska Highway when travelling from BC. Watson Lake is named after Frank Watson, who left California in the 1897 rush for Klondike gold.

Where is Watson Lake on the Alaska Highway?

Watson Lake is near the Liard River, at the junction of the Robert Campbell Highway and the Alaska Highway. Sign Post Forest is a collection of signs at Watson Lake, Yukon and is one of the most famous of the landmarks along the Alaska Highway. Photo: Jadecolour, CC BY-SA 3.0 .

Which is the nearest airport to Watson Lake?

Airports nearest to Watson Lake are sorted by the distance to the airport from the city centre. Follow relate airport hotel guides for accommodation booking. You can also dive right into Watson Lake on unique 3D satellite map provided by Google Earth.