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You just have to look around the Atikokan area to see all of the beautiful landscapes and parks suitable for every kind of outdoor activity, in addition to well-maintained facilities for organized recreation. You could literally find something new to do 365 days of the year here, be it hiking, wildlife viewing, rock-climbing, snowmobiling or of course, canoeing in the superb Quetico Park.

Recreation Activities:

As a municipality we promote a healthy lifestyle for our residents and encourage people both young and old to get active and get involved. A choice of recreational activities are offered including:

  • Charleson Recreation Area: horseback riding, mountain biking, snowmobiling, motocross, canoeing, 4x4 mudfling, ATV
  • Snowmobile Trails (International trail system)
  • Little Falls Golf Course
  • Little Falls Curling Rink
  • Atikokan Arena
  • Mount Fairweather (downhill skiing and snowboarding)
  • Cross Country ski trails – TransCanada Trail
  • Walking and biking trails – TransCanada Trail
  • Atikokan Municipal Swimming Pool (indoor)
  • Hogarth Pit Bowling Alley
  • Outdoor Skating Rinks
  • Baseball Diamonds
  • Tennis/Badminton/Basketball/Volleyball Courts
  • Soccer Field
  • Minor Hockey/Ringette/Figure Skating
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Service Clubs:

If you want to meet new people in Atikokan or get involved with local community events, there are several active Service Clubs here:

  • Canadian Legion Branch #145
  • Canadian Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary
  • Kiwanis Club
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Lions Club

Recreational Clubs:

If you want to make your hobby or favourite pastime into a more competitive activity, be it fun or personal development, there are many recreational and sports clubs to join:

  • Atikokan Bowling Association
  • Atikokan Curling Club
  • Atikokan Figure Skating Club
  • Atikokan Guiding Association
  • Atikokan Karate Club
  • Atikokan Lobball Association
  • Atikokan Minor Hockey Assoc.
  • Atikokan Motocross Club (AMX)
  • Atikokan Ski Club
  • Little Falls Golf Club
  • Nordic Beaten Path Cross Country Ski Club
  • Atikokan Sno-Ho Snowmobile Club
  • Steep Rock Mountain Bikers
  • Equine Trail Riders Club
  • Bow to Stern Canoe Association
  • Mudslingers 4x4 Club

Community Events:

Atikokan hosts many events throughout the year that provide activities and entertainment for local residents as well as visitors to the community. There are also many opportunities to help in the planning of our community events:

  • Snow-A-Rama (Timmy Ride)
  • Winter Carnival
  • Figure Skating Ice Show
  • Lions Spring Carnival
  • Vintage Car Show
  • Native Aboriginal Day
  • Canada Day Celebrations
  • Atikokan Bass Classic
  • Trade Show (Chamber of Commerce and Lions Club of Atikokan)
  • Kiwanis Fall Fair
  • Kiwanis Santa Claus Parade


World famous attractions and parks are on your doorstep in Atikokan and are an important part of our community culture and heritage:

  • Quetico Provincial Park
  • White Otter Castle
  • Little Falls Lookout
  • Atikokan River
  • Steep Rock Iron Mine Site
  • Atikokan Centennial Museum and Historical Park
  • The Pictograph Gallery

Other Entertainment, Activities and Organizations:

If you still have not found something that matches your interests, Atikokan also offers many other types of entertainment, social and cultural organizations. There really is something for everyone in our community and we always welcome new ideas and community volunteer groups.

  • Atikokan Entertainment Series
  • Atikokan Children’s Entertainment Series
  • Friendship Theatre
  • 600 Starfighter Squadron Air Cadets
  • Atikokan Amateur Radio Club
  • Atikokan Darts League
  • Atikokan Fix-it Club
  • Atikokan Hospital Auxiliary
  • Atikokan Native Friendship Centre
  • Atikokan Sportsmen’s Conservation Club
  • Brownies
  • Friends of Quetico Park
  • Girl Guides of Canada
  • Horticultural Society
  • Pioneer Centre
  • Red Hat Society
  • Scouting Association
  • Atikokan Youth Initiatives
  • Atikokan Labour Council
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