Atikokan has more than great fishing. If your arms are sore from bringing in all those fish, then during the heat of the day, you can jump in the car and drive into Atikokan where there are lots of things to do and see for the whole family.
For the more adventurous canoe trips can be arranged into the famous Quetico National Park, as Crystal Lake Resort borders the northern boundry of this prestigous park. You can canoe to remote lakes for awesome fishing.
Blue Heron Rookery
Crystal Lake also offers a Blue Heron Rookery, there 35-50 nests to be viewed, Crystal Lake is also a bachelor lake for Loons, 50-100 Loons on the Lake at any given time.
Stuff to do in Atikokan
If Mother Nature doesn't offer enough to do, the community provides plenty of entertainment for the whole family. Such as : golfing, shopping, restaurants, and the Atikokan Centennial Museum just to name a few.
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 Bill Beyer at 807-597-6486, Gerry Jefferson at 807-597-4423, or John Charbonneau at 807-597-6592.
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
Little Falls Golf Club
This golf course is frequently described as the most challenging course in Northwestern Ontario. It is a double teed nine-hole course carved out of the boreal forest. Water can come into play on six of the nine holes and one tee is elevated some twenty meters above the fairway, providing a spectacular view of the course and of the waterfalls. Clubs & power carts are available for rent. In addition there is a licensed dining lounge.
Little Falls is a natural falls 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.
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 volume that is usually a local artisan staffs the gallery.
Kakabeka Falls is on the way here from the east (near Thunder Bay just off HWY 11)