The remoteness of the park, combined with the varied topography, offers exceptional outdoor holiday opportunities.
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.
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 the latitude, Atlin/Áa Tlein Téix̱’i Provincial Park has very short days in the winter, but by the June solstice, there is no actual darkness at night.
Wilderness camping is the only camping available. You are asked to use “Leave no trace” camping techniques.
Pit toilets are located at camping locations noted on the park map.
Campfires are permitted within this park using the fire pits at the designated campsites.
There are four main hiking trails in the park:
Swimming is possible but the water is very cool. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
Kayaking and canoeing are popular on Atlin Lake. Anyone planning to paddle Atlin Lake should come to the park well prepared and with kayaking/canoeing experience. This large glacial fed lake is subject to high winds and consequently rough waters. The water temperature is an average of 4 degrees Celsius which means hypothermia in mere minutes. Watch the weather and always wear life-jackets. Canoeist may want to consider spray skirt. Topographic maps are highly recommended due to the vastness of landscape.
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.
Hunting is allowed in the park. All hunters to the area should refer to the current BC Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis for more information.
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.
Located in the northwest corner of the province, chartered access is available in the town of Atlin located along highway #7 from Jake’s Corner on the Alaska highway. Visitors cannot access the park by vehicle. Visitors planning to enter the park must do so by boat or aircraft.
BC Parks honours Indigenous Peoples’ connection to the land and respects the importance of their diverse teachings, traditions, and practices within these territories. This park webpage may not adequately represent the full history of this park and the connection of Indigenous Peoples to this land. We are working in partnership with Indigenous Peoples to update our websites so that they better reflect the history and cultures of these special places.