Atikokan, the Canoeing Capital of Canada, is a safe, healthy community with a diverse economy, strong ties to the wilderness and a creative spirit.
The Atikokan Economic Development Corporation is a non-profit, community based corporation. We are governed by a fifteen member Board of Directors who are elected at the Annual General Meeting for a three year term. The Atikokan Economic Development Corporation works to promote the community and area. We also work to maintain and recruit business to the community. We offer a number of services including business plan development and community strategic planning, etc.
Atikokan (Ojibwe for “caribou bones”) is a township in the Rainy River District in Northwestern Ontario, Canada. The population was 2,787 as of the 2011 census. The town is one of the main entry points into Quetico Provincial Park and promotes itself as the “Canoeing Capital of Canada”. Atikokan was originally established as a rail stop for the Canadian Northern Railway.
The Rainy River District School Board (known as English-language Public District School Board No. 5B prior to 1999) is a school board in the Canadian province of Ontario. The school board is the school district administrator for English language public schools in the Rainy River District, Ontario with approximately 3,300 students as of 2013. It operates schools in an administrative region of 10,886 km².