Mackenzie in Northern British Columbia
place where larger than life adventures happen. Mackenzie
is a recreational hub with natural and recreational trail
systems in place that increase accessibility to the areas
outdoor recreation potential. Mackenzies wilderness
setting brings residents and visitors alike into contact with
the areas diverse wildlife population.
after the famous explorer Alexander Mackenzie, who camped
nearby on his epic journey to the Pacific in 1793, our community
is located at the southern end of Williston Lake, the largest
man-made reservoir in British Columbia.
here, you wont have to travel far to experience the
natural unspoiled wilderness with opportunities for hiking,
mountain biking, camping, wildlife viewing and photography,
skiing, snowmobiling, and more. Surrounded by a variety of
lakes, rivers and streams, this area is a year-round fishermans
paradise. Visit picturesque Morfee Lake, located just minutes
from downtown, and enjoy boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing,
swimming or just lounging on the sandy beach.
Mackenzies trail network will provide hours of fun and
technical terrain features for mountain bike enthusiasts.
Bike the approximately 20 km to the top of Morfee Mountain
and then enjoy a breathtaking view of the Rocky Mountains
and the town of Mackenzie. Take a hike into the alpine to
enjoy the view, photograph wildflowers or observe some wildlife.
Mackenzie also offers nine scenic holes of golf on 3219 yards
of bent grass fairways just minutes from the main road at
the Mackenzie Golf & Country Club.
a wide variety of bird and wildlife species at Mugaha Marsh.
The Mackenzie Nature Observatory operates a bird migration
monitoring program at the banding station from late July to
late September each year. There is also a scenic nature trail
that takes you to Tutu Bay, which is an excellent place to
enjoy the changing fall scenery. Mackenzie offers a number
of lakes including Morfee and Gantahaz where you can fish,
canoe, and kayak.
back to nature and explore the Dina Lake canoe circuit at
Heather-Dina Lakes Provincial Park. The canoe circuit consists
of five small lakes connected by portage trails. Boating enthusiasts
will also have a great time exploring the different waterways
including Morfee Lake, Tudyah Lake and McLeod Lake. Jet boats
have the ability to access the Parsnip and Pack Rivers which
will provide hours of enjoyment.
Mackenzie is a winter wonderland with impressive snow conditions
that everyone will enjoy. There is a diverse trail system
available that includes close to 100 kilometers of trails
that allow you to cruise through alpine meadows, conquer local
hills and frolic in virgin bowls. Enjoy 30 km of groomed cross
country ski trails that start out at the Mackenzie Golf &
Country Club -- 10 km of trails in John Dahl Regional Park
and then enhance the evening with a dreamy ski excursion
along 2.5 km (1.5 miles) of lit trails, or take away the wintery
chill with a stopover at one of the three warming cabins.
For world-class Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding, Powder King
Mountain Resort is just a short 40 minute drive away in the
Pine Pass -- they boast an amazing annual snowfall of 41 feet.
Being surrounded by lakes, Mackenzie is the ideal spot for
ice fishing so bring the whole family out for some fun. Remember
the annual Family Fishing Derby takes place in February.
do people say about Mackenzie?
"Fabulous place", "Great place to visit",
"Nice people and town",
"Peaceful, scenic place you have
and discover a natural, unspoiled wilderness that provides
ample opportunities for summer and winter outdoor recreation
activities, wildlife viewing and spectacular photography moments.
Learn about the famous explorer, Alexander Mackenzie, and
his journey through the area, or take home some artwork from
talented local artists. Visit the World's Largest Tree Crusher,
which was used to clear non-merchantable timber in the valleys
that were flooded for the WAC Bennett Dam.
Mackenzie Visitor Centre
Open from 9am 5pm
Located at the junction of Highway 39 & 97, from early
May to mid-September.
can call us at (250) 750-4497
District of Mackenzie
Bag 340, 1 Mackenzie Blvd
Mackenzie, British Columbia V0J 2C0