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Community Information

Mackenzie is a district municipality of about 3,700 residents within the Fraser-Fort George Regional District in central British Columbia. This region has a rich cultural, social, and natural history that led to the development of Mackenzie in the 1960s as an ‘Instant Town’ in the Canadian wilderness.

View from Morfee Mountain

Nestled against the west side of the northern Rocky Mountains and known for being the gateway to Williston Lake – the largest man-made reservoir in North America – Mackenzie is a friendly community that offers ample year round outdoor recreation opportunities. Mountain biking, swimming, tanning, boating, fishing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, trail running, hiking and barbecuing are some of our favorite summer activities. Morfee Lake is only five minutes from downtown and provides access to almost all of the above, while a short 20 minute drive up Morfee Mountain offers a spectacular view of the region.

Winter time brings snow, snow and more snow! For us this means snowmobiling in the backcountry, cross-country skiing on our local ski trails, downhill skiing at Little Mac (in town) or driving into the Pine Pass for some Rocky Mountain skiing/snowboarding at Powder King.

Find out more about Mackenzie and its various community groups and organizations on our Local Links page.