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Shopping in Atikokan

A Holiday Shopping Guide

It’s hard not to have the holidays on your mind with Michael Bublé playing on the radio and Atikokan’s Santa Claus Parade coming up this Saturday, November 20th. If you still have some names to cross off your list this guide to some of our favourite Atikokan businesses and gifts is for you.

Remember, shopping local supports your local businesses, their owners, is more environmentally friendly, creates local jobs, and supports the local economy.

1. Mischievous Books

Based in Atikokan, Mischievous Books helps authors design, format, and publish their work. They’ve worked with authors locally and from across Canada and their current selection includes children’s books, poetry, short stories, a memoir, and a mystery/crime series by owner Brenda Fisk based on a case from her time as a police officer.
Mischievous Books offers free shipping on all orders through their site.


2. Friends of Quetico Park

The Friends of Quetico Park is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Quetico Provincial Park through the enhancement of the interpretive, educational, and recreational objectives of Quetico. Funds are raised for their projects through merchandise sales, membership, and donations all of which can be done through their store which sells art, books, park information guides, hats, crests, and more!


3. Quetikokan Quality Products

Developed through the Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre this business started as a youth entrepreneurship project where participants are challenged to start a business and manage all aspects of it from design, marketing, sales, and more. Quetikokan sells a variety of home goods and accessories made from wood diverted from the waste stream and have been touted for their excellent customer service.

The deadline for online orders in time for Christmas is December 10, 2021 and local shopping and pick up will be available until December 23, 2021 based on remaining stock.


4. Atikokan Progress


In publication since October 1950, the Atikokan Progress has long been the best way to keep up with local and national news. With issues every week a one-year subscription is a great gift for residents past and present to keep up to date on the “Little town with the great big heart”.

One-year subscriptions are only $79.95 anywhere in Canada and can be purchased by calling the Progress at 807-597-2731 or by emailing


5. The Enchanted Florist

The Enchanted Florist is more than just Atikokan’s go-to spot for a beautiful bouquet it’s also the perfect place to find accessories, home decor, toys, and giftware. During the holidays you’re guaranteed to find breathtaking poinsettias and, if you ask nicely, they’ll even give the poinsettias a coat of shimmer for an extra festive touch.


6. T.S. Wellness

There’s always something new at T.S. Wellness with a rotating selection of food, snacks, personal care items, supplements, and regional and local products. During the holidays stop by for a curated gift basket or work with them to create your own!

(Plus they have some Atiokan exclusive products coming soon!)


7. Sweetpea’s Treats

If you’re looking for a sweet treat look no further than Sweetpea’s Treats for baking platters of all sizes! Run by a certified chef, with a diploma in culinary arts and baking, Sweatpea’s offers small, medium, and large platters filled with cookie cups, truffles, fudge, bars, and squares. Order by December 10th to get your platter for pickup between December 18-21.

You can also catch Sweetpea’s Treats at the Atikokan Fall Market this Saturday, November 20th from 11-3pm.


8. Atikokan Mugs (Duh!)

Okay, we might be biased here but we think Tourism Atikokan’s green tin mugs are the perfect gift. Great for home, camping, and anywhere else they’re the perfect size for your morning coffee (and definitely big enough for some soup for dinner).

Mugs can be purchased for $15 at the Atikokan Economic Development Corporation at 214 Main St. W during business hours, Monday to Friday, 830-430. As a holiday treat, mention this blog and get a free decal with your purchase of 2 or more mugs!





Something for Everyone

Atikokan is on the doorstep of one of Ontario’s most traditional wilderness areas, as Quetico Provincial Park stands among the best for its beauty and its ruggedness. We’re only too happy to have you here, whether it’s for a day, for a week, or a lifetime. We are the Canoeing Capital of Canada. We are the Gateway to Quetico Provincial Park. We are Naturally Wild.