Discover Atlin
18 Sep 2014

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.


MH summer ext SW
MOORE HOUSE - overlooking Atlin Lake. $429,999
 4 bedroom, 2 bath log home is FOR SALE. See MOORE HOUSE.
 

There are some really nice Atlin properties for sale right now.
See Properties For Sale 

Masonic Picnic 1899a
The pastoral scene above, is the Masonic Picnic in Atlin 1899. Surprised? Look below.
Post Office
Check this out. Atlin's Post Office is FOR SALE.
A historic building, it is the former Masonic Temple of Gold Rush Times. The Temple was upstairs; the current Post Office, as well as a 1 bed apartment is downstairs. In addition, a separate building is part of this sale. It's a 1 bed/ 1 bath apartment with 2-bay shop on the first floor. Be a mogul in Atlin! Home, Income Property, Business, VIEW. Got it all. CM

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The separate home with 2-bay shop.                      View Over Atlin Lake from the home at left.       

Check this blog by Murray Lundberg,
and RE-DISCOVER ATLIN. CM
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Want to see
Atlin's weather today?

Check out
the webcam at Atlin Airport.

TRAILS
Hiking, snowshoeing,
& skiing 
trails around Atlin

www.GPSies
Tracks for Vagabonds - Atlin

All on GPS. With photos. 
Documented by cartographer Daniel Neuhaus of Atlin and Bern.
See photo album "Crocus Trail" on Discover Atlin facebook.
Crocus Trail Daniel
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Auroras 15 August 2013

Photo by
Heather Jones,
Carcross Yukon
Aurora Forecasts
The Yukon site for aurora forecasts  
http://www.auroraforecast.com/
The Alaska site for aurora forecasts
http://www.gi.alaska.edu/AuroraForecast
...and here's another one:  NOAA Aurora http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ovation/



SLY Atlin map
SLY area map
These glorious maps are on the Southern Lakes Yukon website. 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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Aspen in winter with Caleb Snowshoes at the front door.jpg 01 vert 12"snow.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
Wayne Carlick Canoe Launch.jpg Autumn Monarch from Crystal Beach
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
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Scenes of Summer in Atlin


the annual Tarahne Tea

Hosted by the Atlin Historical Society on the MV Tarahne, the Tarahne Tea was held in early July as a fundraiser for the boat. It was held on Saturday 05 July in 2014, but confirm closer to the time for next year.

Contact heritage@atlin.net

 

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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the annual
Atlin Arts and Music Festival!


The Atlin Arts & Music Festival is held in July.
See their website for more information.
photo by  Allan Sheppard
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.