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About our Community

The Town of Watson Lake owes its existence to two major factors: the construction of a military airport in 1941 and the construction of the Alaska Highway in 1942.

Today, the Town of Watson Lake is the key transportation, communication and distribution center for mining and logging activities in the southern Yukon, Northern B.C. and a portion of the N.W.T. It also serves as a major service area for tourism and is the site of the Regional Territorial Government administration services.

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Dr. Steven Wigby

Dr. Stephen Wigby had a great fondness for Watson Lake and it’s citizens. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved skiing, fishing and his ability as a pilot to fly.
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