Atlin Lake, 775 km2, elev 668 m, is a long, narrow lake in northwestern BC touching the Yukon border. The source of the Yukon River, it was inundated by prospectors during the Klondike Gold Rush 1897-98. The town of Atlin is on the E shore. Once isolated behind high mountain ranges, it is now linked to Whitehorse by highway, and is the centre of an extensive mining and hunting region. The name corresponds to an Inland Tlingit word aht-lah meaning "big" or "stormy water."
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Francis, Daniel. "Atlin Lake". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 23 January 2014, Historica Canada. www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/atlin-lake. Accessed 24 September 2023.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Francis, D. (2014). Atlin Lake. In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/atlin-lake
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Francis, Daniel. "Atlin Lake." The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 06, 2006; Last Edited January 23, 2014.
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Atlin Lake," by Daniel Francis, Accessed September 24, 2023, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/atlin-lake
Article by Daniel Francis
Published Online February 6, 2006
Last Edited January 23, 2014