Exhibits & Special Collections …What You’ll Find In Our Museum

Our museum showcases the heritage and people of Mackenzie British Columbia. Our region has a rich cultural, social, and natural history that led to the development of Mackenzie in the 1960s as a planned community in the Canadian wilderness, to accommodate a workforce for the growing local forest industry. Explore our history by visiting our museum and browsing our growing collection of stories and photos online.

Special Collections

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Natural History

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First Nations

McLeod Lake is an unincorporated community located on Highway 97 in northern British Columbia, Canada, 140 km (87 mi) north of Prince George. It is notable for being the first continuously inhabited European settlement established west of the Rocky Mountains in present-day Canada. Originally named Trout Lake Fort, it was founded by the explorer and North West … Continue reading First Nations

Expeditions

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Trading Posts & Early Settlers

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Mining

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Forestry

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Williston Reservoir

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Mackenzie: ‘Instant Town’

Mackenzie is a district municipality within the Fraser-Fort George Regional District in central British Columbia, Canada. The community is located at the south end of Williston Lake. The townsite, established by Alexandra Forest Industries (acquired by BC Forest Products in 1967) and Cattermole Timber (partnered with Jujo Paper in 1970 to create Finlay Forest Industries), … Continue reading Mackenzie: ‘Instant Town’

Archives

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