Atlin

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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:
Atlin Visitors Assoc.website.

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 Brewery Bay Chalet. Atlin has a laundromat (with showers), bank, ATMs, restaurant, gas station (propane, diesel and unleaded available), auto repair, grocery, government liquor store and general stores, and a post office.

Inquire locally about camping on the Old Atlin Runway just off Discovery Avenue; no water, self-contained RVs okay. 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.

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 in July; music, art and film in a family-friendly environment. For more information on this popular annual event, visit www.atlinfestival.ca.
  • 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.

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