Atlin, BC, Unincorporated Place, elevation 671 m. Atlin is a small community of about 400 residents situated on Atlin Lake in the lake district of the northwest corner of the province, 182 kilometres southeast of Whitehorse, Yukon. In 1898 Fritz Miller and Kenneth McLaren found gold in Pine Creek, which flows into Atlin Lake. This gave rise to an influx of thousands of gold seekers diverted from the Klondike gold rush and a town at the mouth of Pine Creek. Most gold seekers did not stay long but placer mining has continued on Atlin Lake tributaries since then. Atlin was a resort town from 1916-36 and today this community is again popular with tourists. The area is noted for its alpine scenery and such tourist attractions as big game hunting and fishing.