For Tourists Teslin is approximately halfway between Watson Lake and Whitehorse and offers a full range of visitor services and several major cultural attractions, while beautiful Teslin Lake beckons for fishing and exploration.
A community with a rich cultural heritage, many accomplished Tlingit artists live in Teslin. Visit the Teslin Tlingit Heritage Centre, a striking building on the shore of Teslin Lake and be sure not to miss George Johnston Museum, where you can find Yukon’s largest collection of Tlingit artifacts.
The Nisutlin Bay Bridge, Teslin’s impressive seven-arch metal span, is the longest bridge on the Alaska Highway. The lake is a popular destination for fishing and boating in summer and snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing in winter. Nisutlin River Delta National Wildlife Area offers exceptional birding and wildlife viewing.
The Yukon scenic drive known as the Southern Lakes Circuit carries travellers into the Yukon’s playground of waterways and connects the five waterfront communities of Whitehorse, Carcross, Tagish, Marsh Lake, and Teslin. Explore this southern Yukon network of glacier-fed lakes and meet welcoming Yukoners in villages filled with creative artists, local cultural attractions and fascinating history.