Atlin is tucked into the northwestern corner of British Columbia where it graces the shore of Atlin Lake. If you are into a photographic vacation, Atlin is where you should be. The Coast Mountain range stretches to the north and south as far as your eye can see.
In Atlin, there is something for everyone. Fisherman can cast their lines in the local lakes and streams. Others can go for a hike on the mountain trail, or canoe on an isolated lake and camp at the waters edge. If you feel like swimming, go to the natural warm springs, your kids will love it!
If you are an artist, come to Atlin and join the summer school with other artists from all over.
For the winter, visit Atlin for cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, relax in the cozy lodges, and much much more.
Visit Atlin to see what it has to offer, we guarantee that you won’t want to leave!
Population: 450 permanent (100-200 seasonal)
Elevation: 669.6m (2197 ft)
Contact: Atlin Visitor Centre
PH: (250) 651-7522
Atlin Visitors Association (AVA)
P.O. Box 365E
Atlin, BC V0W 1A0
Jade City is halfway between Dease Lake and Watson Lake on the Cassiar Highway and only 90 minutes south of the Alaska Hwy. Nestled high in the Cassiar Mountains, Jade City RV park offers a respite from the pulse of the highway.
There are have tours of the jade cutting areas and FREE COFFEE available in the store. Come spend a night with us and enjoy the informative talk before you spend time shopping in our spacious store or watch the jade cutting demonstrations.
Good Hope Lake
Good Hope Lake is a Kaska Dene First Nations community in northwestern British Columbia, Canada, located on Highway 37 not far south of the border with the Yukon. As of the 2006 Census, there are 32 people living in Good Hope Lake.
Kididza Service Station
Good Hope Lake, BC V0C2Z0
Phone: (250) 239-3500
Lower Post is a Tahltan, First Nations community in northwestern British Columbia, Canada, located on Highway 97, the Alaska Highway, approximately 15 miles South-East of Watson Lake, Yukon. Its historical mile designation is Mile 620.
Early fur traders named it Lower Post to distinguish between the upper and lower Liard trading posts.
Before Lower Post became a community it served as a fishing spot, a crossing and a meeting place. Because many different indigenous people stopped for trading, the community still has a diverse ethnic make-up today.
One of the aboriginal languages spoken in Lower Post is Kaska, of which there are very few fluent speakers.
According to the 2006 Census approximately 113 people live in Lower Post.
Located on Highway 37 north at the junction to Telegraph Creek, Dease Lake was originally a Hudson’s Bay trading post in the late 1830’s. Today, it’s a thriving tourism, supply and government service centre for the northwest region. Population: 650 approx
Dease Lake Community website: www.stikine.net
Dease Lake: www.deaselake.net
Stewart-Cassiar Highway: www.stewartcassiar.com
Northern BC Tourism Association: www.nbctourism.com/northwest
Northern BC: www.britishcolumbia.com/regions/towns/alltowns
BC Adventure: www.bcadventure.com/adventure/explore/north/cities/hwy37.htm
Northwest Tribal Treaties Nations: www.nwttgroup.com
Village of Hazelton, British Columbia
The Village of Hazelton is a vibrant community with a welcoming atmosphere and some of the most stunning natural beauty in British Columbia, Canada’s westernmost province.
It is located at the junction of the Bulkley and Skeena Rivers in northern British Columbia along a 10 kilometre corridor west from Highway 16 and beginning with New Hazelton. The Village – or “Old Hazelton” as it is also called, is steeped in history and adventure. Even today, people who choose to live and work in the Village are adventurous spirits.
The Village of Hazelton is adjacent to Gitxsan First Nations’ (First Nations refer to Native American or Aboriginal peoples in Canada) territory, which encompasses approximately 33,000 square kilometers of land, from the basin of the Upper Skeena River at Legate Creek to the Skeena’s headwaters and its surrounding tributaries.
Throughout its history, the residents of the Village and the First Nations people have respected and shared the early settler traditions and rich indigenous culture of the area.
Business in Hazelton
Opportunities exist for various technical trades, as well as commercial, retail and professional businesses that serve the local and regional economy. There is potential for an expanded tourism sector, including hospitality businesses that complement the natural and cultural assets currently bringing tourists to the Village.
British Columbia’s reputation as a premiere outdoor destination, as well as its potential for increased commercial recreation and adventure tourism, aligns well with the Village of Hazelton’s focus on tourism and cultural tourism. British Columbia has one of the largest and most diverse agriculture and agri-food sectors in Canada. From berries to vegetables, wine to seafood, the sector continues to grow and embrace the province’s many micro-climates. The province’s Highway 16 region has historically supplied vast quantities of the province’s agricultural product.
Despite its northern location, the Hazelton area’s climate is milder and wetter than the neighbouring interior plateau, due to warm Pacific air. It has a strong tradition of agriculture production resulting from the unique micro-climate, rich river valley soils and a Zone 5 rating on the Plant Hardiness Zone classification.
British Columbia is also one of the world’s largest exporters of wood products and the Village of Hazelton has a rich forestry history. Today, that wood sector tradition creates new opportunities for producing and delivering value-added wood products (millwork, containers, doors and window frames, etc.) to the rest of Canada and foreign markets.
British Columbia is a globally-recognized centre for mining activity. The province possesses abundant mineral, coal and gas resources the bulk of which are located in northern British Columbia. The Village of Hazelton’s strategic location can serve as a low-cost, central base from which supplies, services and support are delivered to mining operations.
Nature Lovers’ Paradise
For those who love the outdoors, the Village of Hazelton and surrounding area offer pristine forests, mountains and waterways that are increasingly difficult to find anywhere in the world. This stunning natural beauty begins from Main Street and offers endless opportunities to experience nature on walking paths, hiking trails or back-country adventures. The Village is a fishing enthusiast’s paradise, with opportunities to catch salmon and steelhead from four pristine rivers: the Kispiox, Skeena, Bulkley and Suskwa. In fact, the area has been recognized as one of the best steelhead fishing spots in North America.
Gitanmaax is a first nations community adjacent to the village of Hazelton at the confluence of the Bulkley and Skeena Rivers. The Gitanmaax Band operates the Ksan Campground near the Ksan Historical Village, Tri-City Theatre, Gitanmaax Community Hall and Gitanmaax Food and Fuel.