Today's Atikokan

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Today’s Atikokan

lit3From its establishment in 1899, Atikokan has been a community that has been shaped by its people, its experiences and in getting the most of the beauty around it.

Steeped in rich tradition Atikokan – derived from Ojibwa-Chippewa meaning ‘caribou bones’ or ‘caribou crossing’ – has seen its share of transition, of boom, and of bust. However, even in the face of challenges to our way of life, Atikokan’s people and their spirit have always overcome what appear to be insurmountable adversity to thrive and prosper.

Atikokan is a fun, family-friendly community that takes pride in what it is, and never tries to present itself as something it cannot be, or does not wish to be. Though easily accessible, Atikokan retains a sense of remoteness and basks in the tranquility and relaxation that can only be found away from the big lights of the city. It relishes its small-town charm, and its ability to exceed everyday expectations.

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.


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