The Sign Post Forest, a famous landmark along the Alaska Highway in Watson Lake, Yukon, is home to a collection of over 77,000 signs put up by travelers. Earlier in the day we noticed one of our tires had a slow leak so we brought it to a local tire shop for repairs. While we waited we wandered around and explored the immense number of signs at the Sign Post Forest. There were signs from all over the world! I saw signs from Iran to Chile. It amazes me how people from all over come up to this relatively remote and northern part of Canada. We put up a Burning Man countdown marquee sign to take a photo and send it to our friends. We took it down after, because it’s our beloved marquee board and we wanted to continue the Burning Man countdown.
- You can walk around and read all the signs from all over the world free of charge. There is no entrance fee to walk around this unique forest. You’ll not only spot signs, but unique art pieces that people left and turned into signs by adding their name, or where they were from.
- Leave your mark at the Sign Post Forest by adding your own meaningful sign – what you need to bring: screws, screwdrivers, paint (or some writing utensil that won’t get washed away by the rain) and something to make a sign. We saw bakeware, hardware and old license plates used as signs. We gave a group of people our tools to borrow because they didn’t have the right tools and wanted to put up a sign up last minute. Make sure to bring tools!
- Visit the information center next to the Sign Post Forest. They gave us highly informative maps and up to date road conditions. It was extremely helpful, since we were travelling south to Northern BC where there were a lot of wildfires. You can get information on road conditions, accommodation, gas information and free magazines that have up to date activities and events in the areas we were traveling to. The helpful lady that worked in the information center even circled important stops along our route.
Have you been to the Sign Post Forest? Did you leave a sign? Let us know below! 🙂