Atikokan, just north of Quetico Provincial Park, is known as "the Canoeing Capital of Canada" and for its great fishing. But there's much more to see and do in Atikokan. For the fisherman and children alike there's the Walleye Hatchery where you can get a tour of the hatchery. View scenic Little Falls near the golf course or visit the Atikokan Centennial Museum and Atikokan Mining Attraction. As you drive towards Atikokan from Highway 11, stop at the Visitor Information Centre located at the junction of Highway 11 and Highway 11B. They have many brochures on things to do and accommodations in the Atikokan area.
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 807-597-6990 or 807-597-6592.
Scenic Little Falls
Little Falls is a natural waterfall 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.
Atikokan Public Library
The library is located downtown in the Civic Centre overlooking the picturesque Atikokan River. You will find books and resource material for adults and children. They also provide special programs such as Children's activities, computers, and access to the Internet for the public.
Local art is on display and for sale at the gallery. It is located on the lower level of the Voyageur Mall in downtown Atikokan. Art exhibits are rotated on a monthly basis and a volunteer - often a local artisan - act as staff the gallery.
Canoeists and outdoor enthusiasts will not want to miss an opportunity to view the handmade cedar and canvas canoes manufactured in the traditional manner by the Cameron family in Atikokan. Located on Highway 11B, for more information call 807-597-6801
Atikokan Mining Attraction
A local volunteer committee dedicated to preserving the rich mining history of the Atikokan area has established a mining museum. This facility is located right next door to the Atikokan Centennial Museum and houses many artifacts and has a database of over five thousand miner's histories. Throughout the community, visitors will enjoy displays of many large mining artifacts and mining murals.
Atikokan Native Friendship Centre
Any visitor to Atikokan should spend some time talking with local native peoples at this location. A limited supply of high-quality original native crafts is available for sale. They are located at 307 Main St.
Tours of Atikokan
The Atikokan Mining Attraction offers self-guided tours of various mining murals and mining artifacts on display throughout the town.