Atlin Lake is a spectacular area in northern BC where the Juneau Icecap and surrounding peaks provide a fantastic backdrop for wilderness exploration. Atlin is a short drive south of the Alaska highway from Whitehorse.
Take along a boat and tour the shoreline near Atlin, cross the lake to Atlin Mountain for a great hike to look over the Southern Lakes district or take a trip to Theresa Island and Atlin Provincial Park nearby. There are many campsites along the lake and on the islands. The long summer days and colorful sunsets are most enjoyable here. Watch the weather, strong winds can come up quickly on this lake, stay close to shore if the weather is changing.
Take along a super light packraft from
Alpacka Raft in order to explore the islands and bays of the Atlin Lake area. These small inflatable rafts fit in your backpack and weigh 4-5 pounds only, thus facilitating access to remote places.
Turn south from the Alaska highway 78km east of Whitehorse at Jakes Corners. Follow the Atlin road to Atlin (about 2hrs on gravel rd).
The lake is accessible from near the docks in Atlin, or you can drive further past the town and use one of the Forest Service campsites on the lake to camp at and to access the lake. These campsites are closer for access to Theresa Island.
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