I started Discover Atlin in 2004. It is paid for and maintained by me. All the editorial comments are mine and can be blamed solely on me. This website is "one woman's opinion" on Atlin, the community I love. All photos are mine unless stated otherwise. 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. Carolyn Moore

Discover Atlin

updated February 2020

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

We're also on facebook at Discover Atlin 


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. Ah! the travails of being "special".

Aerial Atlin - Mike Johnson

Accommodations in Atlin - You'd be very happy in any of these I think.

  • Atlin Mountain Inn,   Edie and Len Graf    250-651-7546   atlininn.com 
  • Brewery Bay   250-651-0040     brewerybay.chalet@gmail.com
  • Atlin Cabins and Houseboats,   Jodi Smallwood   250-651-7691 Rent a cabin with lake & mountain views, or go houseboating on Atlin Lake ...  https://www.atlincabinandhouseboatrentals.ca/ 
  • Sojourners' Loft,  Trudy Ewing  250-651-0009  https://www.atlincottagesandteas.com/cottages.html


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 weather

Tarahne Tea 2.jpg

Tiny perfect sweets and savouries.
photo by Diana Thayer
Th 2006 AAMF.jpg 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
April Sunset over Table Mtn.jpg

the Charm of Atlin
blog by Murray Lundberg
"Atlin was one of the places that convinced me 
that I belonged  in the north... "

Pine Ck Beach Atl Mtn


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! 
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Properties for Sale in Atlin
Aurora Forecasts
The Alaska site for aurora forecasts


Shelby on Como Lake Ice Dec 2003?



2005_0129_Atlin Mtn with moon Lakefrozenintown.jpg The Garrett front in winter

Quilt - Sled Dogs

Dec Skating on Como lake Aileena + team.jpg
Aspen in winter with Caleb Snowshoes at the front door.jpg 01 vert 12"snow.jpg
Sunrise Dec2005_1216_102729AA.jpg Rex curled up in the snow MH aspen hoar frost Feb 2010.jpg
Atlin2005_0129_102737AA.jpg 01 Atl Mtn zoom snow squall .jpg Sunrise 12 Dec

Things to see and do in Atlin
DA MJ Atlin Air Beaver & Chris.jpg Aerial Atlin - Mike Johnson
Pilot Chris Moser of Atlin Air flying a Beaver -
photo by Mike Johnson, Colorado
photo by Mike Johnson, Colorado
DA MJ eskers MacD valley.jpg

DA MJ wave ogive Juneau Icefield.jpg

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
May 2009 Rhianna Rasmussen.jpg

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
Como Lake 2013 manu Keggenhoff Three grizzly cubs at Nakina Adventures watch Mom fish for salmon. Photo by Jean PolfusJP Nakina Weir 3 cubs
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