Atlin, the most northwesterly town in British Columbia, is located 106 miles southeast of Whitehorse, YT on the eastern shore of Atlin Lake.
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 on Atlin Road at White Mountain Inn and on Atlin Lake at Atlin Mountain Inn and the Brewery Bay Chalet. Atlin has a laundromat (with showers), no bank but ATMs are available, restaurant, gas station (propane, diesel and unleaded available), auto repair, grocery, government liquor store and a post office.
The community-run Pine Creek Campground is located on Warm Bay Road,1.6 miles/3 km from town. Pine Creek Beach, 2 miles/3.5 km from town, has free tent camping.
- 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 July 8–10, 2016; music, art and film in a family-friendly environment. Make reservations for festival dates early, the town fills up quickly.
- The Pioneer Cemetery contains the weathered grave markers of early gold seekers, including Fritz Miller and Kenneth McLaren, who made the first gold discovery in the Atlin area in July 1898.
- The Globe Theatre, built in 1917.
- The Atlin area is well known for its good fishing. Boat charters available.