Atikokan is host to many special events and festivals during the year. The remote wilderness of Atikokan and Quetico are perfect for adventure racing and canoeing. Below is a sample of some of the events in Atikokan. For exact dates and more information you can check the Atikokan Chamber of Commerce website or the Atikokan Economic Development Corporation's online calendar of events.
Beaten Path Nordic Trails-Sawmill Classic - January
Travelling through Quetico Provincial Park the tour takes skiers through an intimate traditional trail system and across frozen ponds and creeks. Reminiscent of old traditional skiing the tour is not a race and travelling together is encouraged. The Tour is a 24 km loop and is an all day event. Out of town guests are encouraged to come for the weekend. Skiers are to meet at the log cabin (French Lake Beach Parking). People participating should pack a lunch and drinks for the day. For more info call Chris at 807-597-4503.
Atikokan Sno Ho Annual Events - Throughout the winter months.
The Atikokan Sno-Ho Club conducts various events during the winter.
Beaten Path Ski Club Chocolate Cup Challenge - February
Various Cross-Country ski races for those of all ages - Bunny, Rabbit, Youth, Adult and Master races. For more info call 807-597-2735.
The Beaten Path Nordic Trails' Cross Quetico Lakes Tour - March
Return to the roots of cross country skiing. Venture across the enchanting lakes and portages of Quetico Provincial Park. The Cross Quetico Lakes Tour is an anticipated event for many skiers from all over the area. We welcome mushers and skijorers and skiers to join us on a unique adventure. Hook up with old friends or meet new folks on an all day ski tour in Quetico Provincial Park. For more info call Chris Stromberg at 807-597-4503.
Motocross Races - Held throughout the summer months.
Vintage Iron Auto Club Show N Shine - End of May
Atikokan's Vintage Iron Auto Club invites you to celebrate our "Show N Shine" event and is scheduled for Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00 pm on Main Street. For more info, contact Pete Barna at 807-597-1587.
The Atikokan Mudslingers Mudfling 4x4 Races - Near the beginning of Aug
This is a great family event with kids activities, food booths, and beer gardens. For more info, contact Cathy/Mel Barnard at 807-597-1494 or Jesse/Amber Barnard 807-597-6532.
Atikokan Bass Classic - A Bass fishing tournament, which takes place on Dashwa, Crowrock and Turtle Lakes annually in August. For more info contact 807-597-2757