Mackenzie (pop. 4,500) is located two hours north of Prince George at the south end of Williston Lake, the largest man-made reservoir in BC. The town’s economy is based on forestry and mining.
Mackenzie's rural location in BC’s Rocky Mountain Trench gives residents access to an important transportation and communication corridor as well as the tourist/recreation areas of the Rockies.
Mackenzie is a family-oriented community that provides opportunities for business development while still retaining the charm of a rural lifestyle. Morfee Lake, approximately 1.5 km from the centre of town, is a prime attraction: its beaches draw locals in the summer months.
- Elementary and secondary schools
- Museum and arts centre
- College of New Caledonia campus
- Downhill skiing and snowboarding at Powder King
- Exploring Alexander Mackenzie’s Landing (local recreation area featuring a campground, picnic area, and more)
- Hiking Morfee Mountain and many other diverse trails
- Hiking, cross-country skiing or enjoying the playground at John Dahl Regional Park
- Fishing and ice fishing
- Cross country skiing at the Mackenzie Nordique Ski Club (with 2.5 km of lit trails for night skiing)
- Visiting the Mackenzie Golf and Country Club
Mackenzie & District Hospital and Health Centre:
- 5 beds
- Medical and emergency services
- Medical Imaging
- Mental Health and Substance Use services
- Medical Clinic