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An Explorer's Guide to Atlin, British Columbia

The historic buildings along Pearl Avenue in Atlin, BC

Map of Atlin
Tours & Attractions
Hunting & Fishing
Arts & Crafts
Books About Atlin
Atlin Photos & Stories
More Information about Atlin


A Guide to the Atlin Pioneer Cemetery
An inventory of many of the headboards and headstones.

Atlin, British Columbia in the 1930s
A collection of photos shot by Miss Eva Cayot while on an Alaska cruise in the 1930s.

A History of the Atlin Inn
This hotel, closed in 1936, helped make Atlin a world-famous tourist destination in the 1920s.

Atlin Silver Lead Mines (the Ruffner Mine)
This historic mine began its life in the period between the decline of Atlin's placer mines in 1917 and their resurgence in the mid-1930s.

Vanishing BC: Atlin
Stories, paintings and photos gathered by Michael Kluckner.

Atlin, 1898-1910: The Story of a Gold Boom
The British Columbia Historical Quarterly of July-October 1952 contains this classic 58-page history by W. W. Bilsland (pdf, 8MB).

Scenic Atlin, The Switzerland of the North
This 4-page brochure, 5½ x 8½ inches in size, is undated but is probably from the late 1950s or early '60s.


Pine Tree Restaurant
Licensed dining, as well as a Shell service station. 250-651-0093

The Bakery at The Food Basket
Deli sandwiches and coffees. 250-651-7676

Pizza, lasagna, ice cream, home baked goods. etc.

Casey's Weenie Wagon
hot dogs, hamburgers, fish and chips, etc.

The Atlin Inn
Pub food. 250-651-7546

My Table
Gourmet cuisine with a great view. 250-651-2121

Tours & Attractions

Atlin Road
Information about and photos of the road in from the Alaska Highway, as well as the Warm Bay Road.

Atlin Museum - Atlin Historical Society (no website)
Operated in summer season. Walking Tours. Historical displays. Knowledgeable volunteers and staff.
Phone: (250) 651-7522

Hunting & Fishing

Gary Hill
Guided lake trout fishing charters, and fish and wildlife taxidermy.

BC Guided Hunting
Formerly Indian River Ranch Guides & Outfitters - hunt for moose, Stone sheep, mountain goat, grizzly, black bear, caribou, wolf, wolverine and lynx.


The Atlin Road
A guide to the highway that runs from the Alaska Highway to Atlin.


Atlin Arts & Music Festival
In July, a weekend of performances, workshops, jam sessions, art exhibitions, craft and trade fair, and other family activities.

Atlin Ski Club
As well as maintaining a network of ski trails, the club organizes the Teresa Island Quest in March and the 4 Crown Quest in August.

Arts & Crafts

Simply Gold
Custom designed, hand fabricated placer gold jewellery is Kathryn Taylor's specialty. Also offered is an extensive selection of local specimen gold.


Atlin General Store (no Web site)
Cabin rentals, summer and winter wilderness trips, as well as hardware and sporting goods sales.
Phone: (250) 651-7555

Atlin Photos & Stories

Atlin Images
Historic photos, and current photos by Murray Lundberg show the town and the area around it.

A Winter Road Trip to Atlin
An article at Destination BC about a 2016 trip, with 14 photos and a drone video, by Murray Lundberg.

Re-discovering the Charm of Atlin
An article at Destination BC from 2014, with 27 photos, by Murray Lundberg.

A 3-Day Weekend in Atlin, BC
A shorter version of the 2014 Destination BC article above, with 9 photos.

Storm & Rainbow Chasing Along the Alaska Highway and Atlin Road
A motorcycle ride on a day with dramatic lighting in June 2012, with 13 photos.

A Day in the Atlin Back Country
A journal from August 2011, with 33 photos, takes you far into the maze of mining roads around Atlin.

A Day in Atlin, BC
A journal from a day-trip from Whitehorse in 2010, with 21 photos.

Atlin Keeper
A 1998 watercolour by Robert Genn.

Atlin Photos
Henk Binnendijk has posted 8 large photos - part of his extensive series of galleries from Alaska, the Yukon and northern BC.

Paintings of Atlin
Dominik Modlinski has posted over 30 paintings of the scenery and people of the area.

Where the World Might Find You
This lengthy article by Mark Levine is from the September 1998 Outside magazine.

More Information about Atlin

Atlin Visitor Association
Lots of information about the area's history and services - the Atlin Claim visitors guide can be downloaded, as can a 2-page Atlin Road log.

Taku River Tlingit First Nation
A new site is under construction.

Once the guide to Atlin, but appears to be gone now.

Another prominent guide has sold the domain to an unrelated business.

Government Agent
Contact information and a list of the many services available, including park permits and fishing licences.

Map of Atlin

Click on the aerial photo from Bing Maps below to open an interactive map in a new window.
Map of Atlin, BC