Teslin Lake

TESLIN LAKE, 317.2 sq km (but only 104.1 sq km in BC), is located in remote northern BC and the Yukon and flows via the Teslin R to the Yukon R, which empties into the Bering Sea. The area was first occupied by the TLINGIT people and the name of the lake comes from the Tlingit word for "long narrow water." White explorers and prospectors arrived in the 1870s and 1880s. The area surrounding the lake in BC was virtually uninhabited by the late 1990s. Teslin Lk was part of the "all-Canadian" or...

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