Community profile


Teslin is situated on the Traditional Territory of the Teslin Tlingit Council.

Located at the confluence of Teslin Lake and the mouth of the Nisutlin River, Teslin boasts great potential for water recreation such as boating, fishing and paddling.

The village is also an active tourism hub with lots of visitors stopping over in the summer months while driving the Alaska Highway. The community offers with accommodations, convenience stores, a bank and other services. 

Quick facts

Population: 490

Distance to Whitehorse: 183 km

Did you know? George Johnston Museum and Heritage Park is a must-see Teslin attraction named after the venerated Tlingit elder, trapper, fur trader, entrepreneur and photographer.