Atlin Lake

Atlin Lake
Tagish Lake.jpg
A portion of Atlin Lake (on the right half of the image) during the winter, as seen from space. The lake seen on the left half of the image is Tagish Lake
LocationAtlin District, northwestern British Columbia
Coordinates59°30′N 133°45′W / 59°30′N 133°45′W / Atlin River
Basin countriesCanada
Surface area791 km2 (305 sq mi)[1]
Max. depth289 m (948 ft)[1]
Surface elevation2,192 ft (668 m)
SettlementsAtlin

Atlin Lake is a lake in northwestern British Columbia and is that province's largest natural lake, covering 300 sq mi (780 km2).[2] The northern tip of the lake is in Yukon, as is Little Atlin Lake. However, most of the lake lies within the Atlin District of British Columbia. Atlin Lake is believed to be the source of the Yukon River[3] although it is drained via the short Atlin River into Tagish Lake.

The name comes from Áa Tlein (in Canadian spelling  Tłèn), the Tlingit name meaning simply "big lake".[4]

The community of Atlin, British Columbia, is located on the eastern shore of the lake. The southern part of the lake is in the Atlin Provincial Park and Recreation Area.

View of Atlin Lake.

See also

Other Languages
български: Атлин (езеро)
Чӑвашла: Атлин
čeština: Atlin
Deutsch: Atlin Lake
français: Lac Atlin
italiano: Lago Atlin
日本語: アトリン湖
português: Lago Atlin
русский: Атлин
српски / srpski: Атлин
svenska: Atlin Lake