Meet the Mackenzie Visitor Centre Staff
In 1985, BC Rail donated a caboose to the District of Mackenzie. A unique gift in itself, the caboose would be put out at the junction of Hwy 97 and Hwy 39 with the goal of enticing travelers to leave the main highway and head into Mackenzie.
The Mackenzie Chamber of Commerce operates the visitor centre and welcomes travelers from May 1 to mid-September annually.
The Mackenzie Visitor Centre is located outside the community at the junction of Hwy 97 N and Hwy 39. As well as providing all travelers an overview of regional and provincial visitor information, it is the ideal location for drawing tourists off the beaten path, into Mackenzie. The community is nestled in the surrounding wilderness, providing unlimited opportunities for outdoor recreation and local hospitality.
“The main objective of the visitor centre is to encourage people to stop in and visit the beautiful quiet pristine community that resides here,” says Visitor Centre Manager Janey Morgan. “If not for the visitor centre, people may keep on driving and miss the beautiful lakes and abundance of outdoor activities that Mackenzie has available.”
Informative. Caring. Passionate.
The Mackenzie Visitor Centre is unique in itself, as it is situated in a refurbished railway caboose, a historical curiosity from an era gone by. Nearby is a rest area that offers picnic tables and clean washrooms for your convenience. A billboard sign depicts an aerial picture of Mackenzie and business advertising informing visitors of all that Mackenzie has to offer.
Inside, you’ll find free maps and tourism guides, travel updates and advisories, planning trips and a list of services and sites to see. They offer a small variety of snacks and drinks as well as a selection of unique mementos you can purchase to remind you of your visit to Mackenzie!
So next time you’re traveling through the region, be sure to stop by the red railway caboose, say hello to the friendly staff team at the Mackenzie Visitor Centre and learn all about what Mackenzie has to offer!.
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