Watson Lake, Gateway to the Yukon

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I wish I could travel up north by car and and see all the fabulous scenery and wildlife. I’d love to fish those lakes where times seems to stand still. On the way to the Yukon you pass through the small town of Watson Lake, that proudly calls itself the Gateway to the Yukon. http://www.yukoninfo.com/watson/watsonlakeinfo.htm  .Watson Lake is THE home to the “signpost forest” and both Henry Prante and Ray Prante stopped there on their travels.  There is a Port Coquitlam sign there that Henry took up when he was alive and mounted it.

“Come And Play! – Gateway To Yukon Recreation –

Home of the famous “Signpost Forest”, the incredible Northern Lights Space and Science Centre and gateway to the exciting history and breathtaking scenery of Yukon.

Situated in the rolling hills of southeast Yukon, Watson Lake offers many ways to enjoy the outdoors. Whether it be quiet trails, fishing, white water canoeing, horseback riding, or a chance to slide on the only man-made water slide north of 60°, Watson Lake is the place to do it.” (see their website)

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Signpost Forest

Here they have easily visible fabulous aurora borealis light shows dancing through the sky when the solar storms hit earth. You can check on these site to see if they are running. http://spaceweather.com  or http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/pmap/index.html

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Just soaking up the last rays of the sun after a great fishing trip.


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Just soaking up the fresh evening air on Watson Lake. Loving the night life!

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About Hella

I am working on publishing all of my father, Henry E Prante's treasure trove of hunting adventure stories as well as his only novel. His first book, Great Hunting Adventures was first published in 1985 and is now available via e-book, from www.smashwords.com. Dad also saved all relevant material related to his work with the Port Coquitlam Hunting and Fishing Club and their involvement in the conservation movement and in saving the Coquitlam River and its tributaries for future generations. This part of BC history deserves to be preserved as well. Needless to say, it is a monumental task and will take some time. Henry also travelled through the Yukon in order to get to his beloved Atlin BC. I will endeavour to provide maps and links from Parks Canada or the towns up north and pictures my brother Ray takes on his trips north.

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