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Town of Atikokan

Welcome to Atikokan

Canoeing Capital of Canada

The Town of Atikokan wants to encourage people to come and live in, work in, invest in and play in our community. Our job is made so much easier by the fact that our economy is becoming one of the most diverse in Northwestern Ontario. Our community is set in some of the most spectacular landscapes in North America.

Atikokan is quickly becoming a model town for regeneration. So impressive is our creativity and commitment to regeneration that we are poised for future community growth in many diverse sectors. Mining, energy development, the manufacturing of value-added wood products and tourism are all contributing to the diversification of our local economy. The service sector is also a growing force in Atikokan with hospitality services, recreational outfits, and government services leading the growth.

Our town is situated 3km off scenic Highway 11 in the southeast region of Sunset Country and is surrounded by Northwestern Ontario’s beautiful lakes, rivers and waterfalls. Known as the Canoeing Capital of Canada, Atikokan is the gateway community to outdoor adventures in the renowned Quetico Provincial Park and the White Otter Wilderness Area.

Designated by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a safe community, our residents enjoy the many benefits of living in an acclaimed place such as this.

Find out more about the Atikokan lifestyle, our heritage as the Canoeing Capital of Canada, our economy, and why it pays to invest in Atikokan.

To learn more, visit the Town of Atikokan and the Visit Atikokan websites.

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