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Watson Lake
Whitehorse
24342-0902
Welcome to Watson Lake
Watson Lake, known as the ‘gateway to the Yukon’, is rich in business opportunities, outdoor adventures, and boasts exceptional recreational facilities.  It is the first community you encounter after crossing the border from British Columbia on the Alaska Highway, and therefore a key transportation hub for the Yukon Territory.  While the people of Watson Lake are proud of the town’s rich history, they also enjoy a modern way of life.
If you are thinking of living, working, starting a business or visiting Watson Lake, we invite you to explore our Community Profile.  It provides information ranging from quality of life to economic opportunities, including statistical data, videos, photos and more.

Watson Lake At a Glance

Population
802
Estimated number of residents (2011 Census)
Aboriginal Population
205
Total Aboriginal Identity Population (2011 National Household Survey)
Language
735
Knowledge of English Language only (2011 Census)
Average Income
$44,323
Average income of private household (2011 National Household Survey)
Average House Price
$154,554
Average value of single-family dwelling (2011 National Household Survey)
Median Population Age
42.5
Population by Age Group (2011 Census)
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