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Atikokan derives its name from the Ojibway Indian word meaning “caribou bones.” Once the home of two iron mines, Atikokan's economy now relies on a thriving forest industry, a thermal generating station and a mixture of government, retail, tourism and manufacturing services. Beneath a wilderness veneer, Atikokan is a lively town with access to hiking, golfing, skiing, snowmobiling trails, a curling facility and historic and cultural sites. The remote and scenic White Otter/Turtle River Wilderness Area is just north of Atikokan. Calling itself the “Canoeing Capital of Canada,” the community is a short distance from nearby Quetico Provincial Park.

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Atikokan Economic Development Corporation 214 Main St. W. ATIKOKAN, ON P0T 1C0. Phone:(807)597-2757 or (888)334-2332

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