Arts, Culture and Heritage
The Teslin Tlingit people were a semi-nomadic people until the highway was built in 1942 when they settled permanently in the Teslin area. The culture of the Tlingit continues to have an important and integral role in present-day Teslin Tlingit society and their political traditions.
Cultural activities in the Village of Teslin include an elders group, subsistence food preparation, language programs, spirit camps, arts and craft.
The Teslin Tlingit Heritage Centre, a striking building on the shore of Teslin Lake, offers a spectacular look at the history and culture of the Tlingit people and the George Johnston Museum & Heritage Park displays colourful exhibits, dioramas and artifacts of the Tlinglit culture.