Atlin


ATLIN, pop 400, lies on the eastern shore of Atlin Lk, at 735.5 sq km (BC portion only) the largest natural lake in BC, in the remote mountainous northwestern Interior. The name derives from an aboriginal word meaning "big (or stormy) water." GOLD was discovered in the area in 1898, touching off what has been called BC's "last GOLD RUSH." Within a year the population in the area swelled to 6,000. Though the rush faded, MINING has been a principal activity ever since. The community was a...

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