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Photos of Atlin, British Columbia



A Guide to Atlin

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Unless otherwise noted, photos are ©1994-2017 by Murray Lundberg.

A view along the Atlin Road in northern British Columbia The view south along the Atlin Road, from about 1km north of the Hitchcock Creek rest area.

A historic postcard showing gold mining near Atlin, BC Hydraulic gold mining by the Atlin Consolidated Mining Company, ca. 1906. The largest operator in the area, it was owned by the Guggenheim family of New York. This is probably their Pine Creek property before they brought in a dredge.

A historic postcard showing the lake steamer Tarahne at Atlin, BC A historic postcard showing the British Yukon Navigation Company tour boat Tarahne leaving Atlin. See more information about the huge fleet of steamboats that worked in the region here.

1920s menu from the Atlin Inn - Atlin, BC

This menu, which could be folded and mailed as a postcard, was used at the Atlin Inn in the 1920s. The large hotel, which operated from 1916 until 1936, was owned by the British Yukon Navigation Company, a division of the White Pass & Yukon Route.

A headstone in the Atlin Pioneer Cemetery - Atlin, BC

The Pioneer Cemetery is one of the major historic attractions. Click here for a guide to the cemetery.

The old lake tour boat Tarahne as she looked in April 2002, as seen from Room 11 of the Atlin Inn - Atlin, BC The Tarahne as she looked in April 2002, as seen from Room 11 of the Atlin Inn (the current Atlin Inn has no relationship to the historic hotel mentioned above).

A historic postcard showing the lBank of British North America and assay office in Atlin, BC The Bank of British North America and assay office in Atlin in about 1902. The photo was taken by Walter Strand.

A photo of Atlin, BC Atlin Lake. Photo by Sabine & Lothar Preiser.

A photo of Atlin, BC A couple of the ski planes that ferry skiers into the mountains, which provide superb deep powder conditions. April 2000.

A view of Atlin, BC from the frozen lake. With the ice still 3 feet thick on the lake on April 28, 2002, some great views were available to walkers.

A photo of Atlin, BC Kayak touring on Atlin Lake. Photo by Bob Hanley.

A photo of the old lake boat Atlintoo - at Atlin, BC The historic lake boat Atlintoo remains on the beach in downtown Atlin, beside the Tarahne. She is believed to have been built for the British Yukon Navigation Company at Carcross in 1917 as a work boat and supply launch.

Some of the historic buildings along Pearl Avenue in Atlin, BC Some of the historic buildings along Pearl Avenue. The occasion that brought so many people out in April 2002 was a concert in the restored Globe Theatre by the Whitehorse Community Choir.

Some of the historic buildings along Pearl Avenue in Atlin, BC Looking up Pearl Avenue in about 1924. The photo was taken by Atlin photographer Gilbert Taylor - his "shingle" is hanging outside the house on the right. This postcard is in the collection of Carolyn Moore, who sent us this image.

 Atlin, BC St. Martin's Anglican Church. Rev. F. L. Stephenson arrived in Atlin in 1899 as the first Anglican minister. He led the move to build this church, and was able to hold Easter services in the new church in 1900. Bishop Bompas consecrated it in 1901, and the following year the bell tower was added.

A photo of the warm springs south of Atlin, BC The warm springs south of Atlin, in the summer of 1994.

A photo of the warm springs south of Atlin, BC The warm springs in April 2000.

A photo of Atlin, BC A mining claim post in the high country above Surprise Lake, at the head of the historic goldfields to the east of Atlin.

Looking north over Atlin Lake from above the Atlin Road.

A photo from the Atlin Road to Atlin, BC