Atlin Lake


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Atlin Lake

(ăt`lĭn), long, irregular mountain lake, c.300 sq mi (780 sq km), NW British Columbia, Canada, touching the Yukon boundary. It is the source of the Yukon River. The town of Atlin is on the east shore and is the headquarters of the Atlin dist., a region in which there is both placer and quartz gold mining. The region is noted for its scenery and its hunting.
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An unverified report of Long-toed Salamander eggs (Houwers 2000) was made further north near Atlin Lake (59.
A DECADE AGO, I WAS CAMPING ON THE shores of Atlin Lake, tucked in the northwestern corner of British Columbia, just outside the sleepy, eponymous town that was founded after gold was discovered in Pine Creek in 1898.
Atlin Lake is a torrent and was impossible to traverse, so a four-mile railroad was built to the shoreline, where passengers boarded another paddlewheel boat to make the crossing to Atlin.
The development of the game, which is based on place names and stories collected on a trip around Atlin Lake, with elder Antonia Jack, will also be discussed.
North of the 59th parallel, the park encompasses the southern portion of Atlin Lake, taking in four biogeoclimatic zones: alpine tundra, boreal white and black spruce, spruce-willow-birch, and sub-boreal spruce.
Atlin Lake upstages the sky here with its brilliant shade of blue.
My first taste of Atlin Lake is a literal one as a rogue wave sprays my face.
Those who capsize in these waters risk hypothermia and death; BC Parks advises Atlin Lake paddlers venture no more than 30 metres from the shore.
Luxury travellers cruised Atlin Lake aboard the 35-metre, 80-passenger MV Tarahne, a deluxe sternwheeler launched in 1917, now beached on Atlin's waterfront.
Fortunately for us, small islands dot the southern part of Atlin Lake like constellations in the night sky--heaven for a sea kayaker.
Over the next three days we continue our exploration of the lake, and on the fourth day, we experience a rare event: normally choppy Atlin Lake is smooth as a mirror.
Six sites were chosen: three were located along the Klondike highway south of Carmacks, one on the Alaska Highway west of Whitehorse near the Takhini River, one at the north end of Little Atlin Lake, and one just outside of Carcross at Nares Lake.