Discover Atlin
25 August 2016

Atlin is the most beautiful place on Earth; in any season, in any weather.

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Atlin is a small isolated community in the NW corner of British Columbia, on the traditional lands of the Taku River Tlingits. Glacial-fed Atlin Lake is 4 miles wide and 85 miles long, in a wide wilderness valley surrounded by snowcapped mountains. Atlin is a 2 to 3 hour drive from Whitehorse Yukon or Skagway Alaska.

Current population is 300 to 500 full-time residents. During the Klondyke Gold Rush of 1898, the population was 10,000! Many buildings from that era still exist. Though Mining and Tourism underpin the economy of Atlin, there is a large and very influential number of artists, artisans and authors in this very special little-known community.

Please note: Atlin does not have cell phone service.


Aerial Atlin - Mike Johnson

ACCOMMODATIONS IN ATLIN that I can recommend:

Atlin Mountain Inn   250-651-7546  

Brewery Bay Chalet   250-651-0040 

Sojourners' Loft  250-651-0009


Fireweed and Aspen 17 July 2009.jpg PROPERTIES FOR SALE IN ATLIN

There are some really nice Atlin properties for sale right now.

MOORE HOUSE FOR SALE

This is my own much-loved house. I plan to stay in Atlin, but find a smaller house "downtown".

This one is 4 bed/ 2 bath.

Check it out at  MOORE HOUSE
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Scenes of Summer in Atlin
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the annual Tarahne Tea

Hosted by the Atlin Historical Society on the MV Tarahne, the Tarahne Tea is held in early July as a fundraiser for the boat. Confirm closer to the time for next year. Tickets will be available at stores in Atlin, and at the Museum. 250-651-7522.
 
Tarahne Tea 2011 hat booth

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Rent a hat by donation. photo by Barb Tait Tiny perfect sweets and savouries. photo by Diana Thayer
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Atlin Arts and Music Festival!


The Atlin Arts & Music Festival is held in July.
See their website for more information.
photo by  Allan Sheppard
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Re-discovering 
the Charm of Atlin
blog by Murray Lundberg

Pine Ck Beach Atl Mtn MH autumn bunkie
To have Atlin's newspaper, The Atlin Whisper,
emailed to you or to anyone else:
contact Lynne Phipps at lynnephipps@hotmail.com
Put 'Whisper' in the subject line.
Want to see 
Atlin's weather today?  
Check out the webcam at Atlin Airport.
Looking for TRAILS?
Hiking, snowshoeing, 
& skiing trails around Atlin 

 

All on GPS. With photos.
Documented by cartographer Daniel Neuhaus
 of Atlin and Bern, pictured here at Pine Falls. 
See photo album "Crocus Trail"
 on Discover Atlin facebook.
Crocus Trail Daniel

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Atlin Mountain Biking

Website is up. it's only a beginning and more details need to be added etc.
but at least it should get you started! 
http://atlinmountainbiking.weebly.com
Aurora Forecasts
The Yukon site for aurora forecasts  
http://www.auroraforecast.com/
The Alaska site for aurora forecasts
http://www.gi.alaska.edu/AuroraForecast


Southern Lakes Yukon The new 2016 map/brochure is out and on the road. The map is available at all visitor centers, highway stops and other attractive locations in the Yukon as well as bordering regions in BC, Alberta and Alaska. It is also placed in all rental vehicles of Fraserway RV and a large colorful  display ad in the magazine Road Trip will raise awareness for our region too. We also have a Facebook page.

SLY area map
These glorious maps are on the Southern Lakes Yukon website. 
The map above is outdated, but check for current maps on:  http://www.southernlakesyukon.com/maps.html

In my opinion, they are the best maps of the area; they encompass Whitehorse Yukon, Skagway Alaska, and Atlin BC. One of the few maps that do that! Check out their website for regional events and accommodation. 



 

Shelby on Como Lake Ice Dec 2003?

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Scenes of Winter in Atlin
2005_0129_Atlin Mtn with moon Lakefrozenintown.jpg The Garrett front in winter

Quilt - Sled Dogs

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Sunrise Dec2005_1216_102729AA.jpg Rex curled up in the snow MH aspen hoar frost Feb 2010.jpg
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Things to see and do in Atlin
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Pilot Chris Moser of Atlin Air flying a Beaver -
photo by Mike Johnson, Colorado
photo by Mike Johnson, Colorado
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World Class Eskers at McDonald Lakes north of Atlin -
photo by Mike Johnson, Colorado
World Class wave ogives in the Juneau Icefields
south of Atlin- photo by Mike Johnson, Colorado
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Taku River Tlingits in the Big Canoe on Atlin Lake -
photo by Wayne Carlick
Autumn View of Monarch Mountain
from a beach on Atlin Lake
Atlin R mouth
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May 2009 - Mouth of the Atlin River.
See photo album "The Taku Railway"
on Discover Atlin facebook
Chopper driver Rhianna Rasmussen of
Discovery Helicopters on the shore of Tagish Lake at
historic Taku Landing Railway Station, Atlin BC
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Como Lake, just north of Atlin July 2013 
Photo by Manu Keggenhoff, Atlin BC
NAKINA ADVENTURES
Fly-in Bear Viewing and Fishing with Atlinite Phil Timpany, 4-day and 8-day Trips:  http://www.nakinaadventures.ca/bears/bears.php
Grizzly cubs on the Nakina Weir south of Atlin- photo by Jean Polfrus
This website is paid for and maintained by Carolyn Moore, owner/operator of Discover Atlin. All the editorial comments are mine and can be blamed solely on me. Unless stated otherwise, all photos are mine. Feel free to use my photos if you give the following photo credit ©Carolyn Moore, Atlin BC Canada. Photos by others may not be used without their permission.