Atlin

Population: 350

Atlin, the most northwesterly town in British Columbia, is located 106 miles southeast of Whitehorse, YT on the eastern shore of Atlin Lake.

Visitor information:
At the Atlin Historical Museum on 3rd Street.

The Atlin Lake area was one of the richest gold strikes made during the great rush to the Klondike in 1897–98. The first claims were registered here on July 30, 1898, by Fritz Miller and Kenneth McLaren.

Lodging at the Brewery Bay Chalet and several other locations. Atlin has a laundromat (with showers), no bank but ATMs are available, restaurants, gas station (propane, diesel and unleaded available), auto repair, grocery, government liquor store and a post office.

Camping in town at the Norseman RV Park and outside town via Surprise Lake and Warm Bay Roads. The community-run Pine Creek Campground is located on Warm Bay Road, 1.6 miles/3 km from town.

Attractions:

  • Atlin Historical Museum, located in Atlin’s original 1-room schoolhouse, has mining artifacts and photo exhibits of the Atlin gold rush.
  • The MV Tarahne, built at Atlin in 1916 by White Pass & Yukon Route, carried passengers and freight from Atlin to Scotia Bay until 1936.
  • Atlin Arts & Music Festival takes place annually, the second weekend in July; music, art and film in a family-friendly environment. Make reservations for festival dates early, the town fills up quickly.
  • The Globe Theatre, built in 1917.
  • The Atlin area is well known for its good fishing. Boat charters available.