Atlin/Téix’gi Aan Tlein Provincial Park
Please be advised – Snowmobiling is allowed on Atlin Lake only within the park. Beyond Atlin Lake, snowmobile use is prohibited and considered to be an offence under the Park, Conservancy and Recreation Area Regulation. Generally, the activity of snowmobiling is prohibited in most provincial parks.
About This Park
Recent additions to the park encompass the eastern side of Atlin Mountain, the Atlin River, a portion of the south shoreline of Graham Inlet and a portion of area in the upper Willison Creek area. Atlin Mountain is a landmark viewscape from the town of Atlin. The additions have high cultural, recreational and wilderness values for the Taku River Tlingit First Nation and the local community.
Visitors cannot access the park by vehicle. Visitors planning to enter the park must do so by boat or aircraft.
Established Date: May 18, 1973
Park Size: 229,894 hectares.
Special Notes: The climate patterns of the area are continental, with cold, long winters and warm summers. Stormy weather can linger in the valley for long periods. Temperatures decrease with increasing elevation. Because of latitude, Atlin/Téix’gi Aan Tlein Provincial Park has very short days in the winter, but by the June solstice there is no actual darkness at night.
Location and MapsPlease note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Maps and BrochuresAny maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
- Park Map [PDF 1.70 MB]
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- Approved Atlin/Téix’gi Aan Tlein Provincial Park Management Direction Statement [PDF 149.1KB].
Activities Available at this Park
Kayaking and canoeing are very popular on this lake. High winds are common. Kayaking on Atlin Lake has gained popularity and therefore there are commercial and private trips.
The waters of Atlin Lake contain lake trout, Arctic grayling, Dolly Varden and two species of white fish. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
There are four main hiking trails in the park:
- Google Earth KMZ File of the Altlin Park Trails, must have Google Earth and/or and Google Maps
- One trail begins in Llewellyn Inlet and leads to a knoll that provides good views of the Llewellyn Glacier. This is an 800 m long trail with 55 m of elevation gain to the viewpoint. It is possible to continue beyond the viewpoint, but the trail is not maintained.
- The Mt. Adams Trail starts in Sloko Inlet and climbs 170 m over its 4.5 km length. The trail leads to a glacial lake at the base of the spectacular Llewellyn Glacier.
- The start of the Sloko Lake Trail is also located in Sloko Inlet. This 2 km trail has 145 m of elevation gain and takes you to the shores of Sloko Lake.
- The Shortest Railway Trail is an easy 4 km walk along an abandoned rail line, known as the Taku Tram, from Scotia Bay on Atlin Lake to the historic buildings of Taku Landing on Tagish Lake.
Hunting is allowed in the park. All hunters to the area should refer to the current BC Hunting and Trapping Regulation synopsis for more information.
Swimming is possible but the water is very cool. There are NO LIFEGUARDS on duty at provincial parks.
There are winter recreation opportunities available in the park. Snowmobiling is allowed on Atlin Lake within the park. Beyond Atlin Lake, snowmobile use is prohibited and considered to be an offence under the Park, Conservancy and Recreation Area Regulation. Generally, the activity of snowmobiling is prohibited in most provincial parks.
Facilities Available at this Park
Pit or Flush Toilets
Toilet facilities are provided in the park. They are located at every camping location noted on the park map.
Wilderness camping is the only source available. You are asked to use “no trace” camping techniques.