sign post forest

This forest in Canada has more than 80k signs from people across the globe

One of the best aspects of travel is not only getting to experience a new place, but also engaging with like-minded, wanderlusting people from all around the world.

There's one forest in Canada that while serving as an awesome destination in its own right also allows visitors to connect with other travelers from all edges of the map in a completely unique way.

The Sign Post Forest in southeastern Yukon boasts tens of thousands of roadsigns, license plates and more from decades of wanderers who have made their way through the forest's winding paths.

The placards absolutely cover multiple towering posts that have been erected on either side of the forest's footpaths, making it one of the most colourful and eccentric forests in the world.

The area has an estimated 80,000 signs at current, but it's easy to see how they would be hard to count, as they've been amassing since the 1940s. They definitely make for a completely astounding and surreal sight.

Visitors from all over make their way to the attraction to venture through, admire and snap some photos with the signs, which are in many different languages and from many different points in history.

It's a way for the whole family — doggos, too — to enjoy being in the great outdoors while also getting a taste of all kinds of different international cultures.

The park is also home to a time capsule that was buried in 1992 and is due to be opened in 2042 on the site's 100th anniversary, adding to the historical significance of the whole place.

The forest brings a number of times and international locales all together for a truly one-of-a-kind experience that is ever-changing at the hands of new tourists who come to hang signs, notes and other artifacts from wherever they call home.

The offbeat destination, near Watson Lake about five hours east of Whitehorse near the B.C. border, can be accessed from the Alaska Highway and is open year-round.

Lead photo by

wish.to.wander


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Travel

Canada is getting a massive new resort that pays homage to Indigenous culture

Burnaby Mountain park in Canada is home to the Playground of the Gods

The Big Muddy Badlands in Saskatchewan are a slice of the Wild West

Mingan Archipelago national park reserve is home to the largest group of monoliths in Canada

Ouimet Canyon has breathtaking fall colours and an unreal lookout bridge

This tiny Scandinavian cottage in the Canadian forest is the ultimate getaway

The Parkhurst Ghost Town is an old logging outpost hidden deep in the Canadian forest

The Eastern Townships in Quebec look absolutely breathtaking in the fall