Plan your next visit to Watson Lake and be prepared to PLAY! Perhaps jet boating on the Liard River, check out the waterslide or beach volleyball at Lucky Lake. Water ski, camp, swim, or maybe a peaceful nature hike within our spectacular trail system. Like to play in the fall and winter? How about a guided hunt, alpine or nordic cross country skiing, snowmobiling, or maybe an afternoon of ice fishing.
Late in 2000, the Town of Watson Lake further enhanced its appeal in unveiling a new $7,000,000 recreation centre. This marvel features a community hall, meeting rooms, squash courts, fitness room, a youth centre, bowling alley, hockey arena, and curling club. The facility can accommodate a variety of tournaments and league play and includes concessions, generous spectator seating, great heated viewing areas, five spacious dressing rooms, and separate quarters for officials.
Our meeting and banquet rooms range from 600 to 6,000 sq ft and arena dry floor space provides additional areas of up to 16,740 sq ft. We have full kitchen and bar facilities available, or you may wish to take advantage of local caterers. There are a number of accommodations for you also. Whether it’s a small business meeting, or much larger gala, from trade shows to festivals and sporting events, we can meet each of your personal requirements and look forward to hosting your visit.
Add it all up and you’ll find this community, and its many attractions, among the finest in the Yukon Territory, the toughest part will be leaving.
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.
In the winter months, the gentle slopes and mixed aspen and coniferous forests can be explored by cross country skiing or snowmobile riding. Downhill skiing is available on Mt. Maichen and local lakes provide opportunities for skating or ice fishing. A new recreation centre complex provides bowling, squash, and indoor ice skating. Best of all, the spectacular Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) illuminate the black night sky with dancing displays of colour.
Learn more about Watson Lake by visiting the Watson Lake Community Library (in the new Town administration building) or stop by the Visitor Information Centre (north of the Signpost Forest). The friendly staff can help you plan a relaxing or exciting stay . . . take your pick! (During winter months, check in at the town administration building for brochures and travel information).