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    Default Does the fuel vendor at Watson Lake still run a BnB as well?

    Just wondering if anyone knows if the guy who now runs the fuel shop at Watson Lake runs a BnB or is it now a different guy???
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    No help here. Sorry. It was a stop and go for us. Fuel was self-serve. There is a flight servic station there. We stayed in Whitehorse overnight hoping to rent some hangar space; didn't happen but we were allowed to pay for a tie-down with power. After robustly exercising my Visa at Whitehorse, perhaps a B&B at Watson may be more attractive!

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    Whitehorse is probably the most boring airport for its size in North America.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Float Pilot View Post
    Whitehorse is probably the most boring airport for its size in North America.
    Indeed! It was a very scenic departure over the lake however! The smoke from the pulp mill was very useful in determining our cruising altitude; that is it was straight up to about 1000' agl and then took a flat course parallel to the ground. We stayed low and enjoyed little impact from the wind and perhaps a bit of a tail wind as we progressed down the lake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by efrench View Post
    Indeed! It was a very scenic departure over the lake however! The smoke from the pulp mill was very useful in determining our cruising altitude; that is it was straight up to about 1000' agl and then took a flat course parallel to the ground. We stayed low and enjoyed little impact from the wind and perhaps a bit of a tail wind as we progressed down the lake.
    Sounds more like an inversion. 1000ft up and then horizontal would be an incredible amount of shear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Float Pilot View Post
    Whitehorse is probably the most boring airport for its size in North America.
    What do you want out of an airport? Fancy shops? And to the other poster, we don't have a pulp mill. Last pulp mill coming north would have been Ft. Nelson.
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    Last time I went through was Feb 2013. There was no mention of a B&B from he airport staff at Watson Lake. Fuel was self serve.
    Watson Lake was quiet. Whitehorse was more fun.
    One thing for sure, the Canadians are very nice, helpful folks.

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