The Town of Atikokan is located along the scenic Highway 11 just two hours west of Thunder Bay and an hour and a half east of Fort Frances. Atikokan is commonly known as the Canoeing Capital of Canada, but as a town offers much more.  We are a safe and healthy community currently home to approximately 2800 residents.

With a history in mining developing, Atikokan is now moving its focus into the forestry industry, with two new forestry companies in full operation. We are also home to many outpost and resorts as there is a strong tie to the wilderness and recreational activities.   Atikokan is close to the infamous White Otter Castle, which can be accessed by boat or snowmobile.

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Local Attractions

Quetico Park

Quetico is renowned for its rugged beauty, towering rock cliffs, majestic waterfalls, virgin pine and spruce forests, picturesque rivers and lakes. World famous destination for backcountry canoeing with over 2,000 lakes and 460,000 ha of remote wilderness. You can explore the heart of the park for two days or two weeks.


Little Falls Golf Course

This golf course is frequently described as the most challenging course in Northwestern Ontario. It is a double teed nine-hole course carved out of the boreal forest. Water can come into play on six of the nine holes and one tee is elevated some twenty meters above the fairway, providing a spectacular view of the course and of the waterfalls. Clubs & power carts are available for rent. In addition there is a licensed dining lounge.


Little Falls

Little Falls is a natural falls on the Atikokan River, located near the golf course. Many exceptional photographic opportunities are available in the area of the falls especially from a cable suspension bridge, located just downstream.


Charleson Recreation Area

Charleson Recreation Area is an area of fantastic recreational opportunities located on the northern edge of Atikokan, ON.  Summer or winter, if you prefer your activities motorized or not or maybe even a mix of both, there is something to attract every outdoor activity enthusiast.


Atikokan Centennial Museum

Come and visit Atikokan’s past.  Our Centennial Museum is open ten months of the year (closing November and December), and features artifacts, displays and numerous photographs from our mining and logging past.  You can also join us at the Log Cabin, located on Legion Point, it also showcases some of Atikokan’s artifacts.


Bunnell Park Campground

Located within walking distance of Little Falls Golf Course and picturesque Little Falls, Bunnell Park offers convenient camping for tents and trailers. Drinking water, electrical hookups, a sewer dump station, and a clean washroom/shower facility are all available for our guests. Walking trails take you to Little Falls and to the golf course.


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Walleye Fish Hatchery

The Atikokan Sportsmen’s Conservation Club is a local volunteer organization that operates a fish hatchery dedicated to improving stocks of the most popular sports fish in the area. The hatchery, located beside Little Falls, is capable of hatching up to three million walleye each spring. Local members will arrange a tour and explanation of the hatchery by appointment. Contact Bill Beyer at 807-597-6486, Gerry Jefferson at 807-597-4423, or John Charbonneau at 807-597-6592.



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Atikokan Progress

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