Transportation & Maps
Mackenzie is located on Highway 39 off of the Hart Highway 97, 184km/114mi north of Prince George and 177km/110mi south of Chetwynd.
Visitors can access in-town sights like the Tree Crusher, nearby Morfee Lake, and John Dahl Park in the summer by walking and cycling, and in the winter by walking and cross-country skiing. Vehicle access is necessary for destinations further away such as the Mackenzie Nature Observatory, Heather-Dina Lakes Provincial Park, and the Pine Pass.
Mackenzie is a remote community in the northern Rocky Mountains and driving to – and around – the community is the best and easiest method of transportation. Car rentals are available in Prince George, but not in Mackenzie itself.
Winter driving can be slippery and vehicles should have winter tires with good treads as well as safety equipment, such as flares and blankets. Full details about winter driving safety are available on the Ministry of Transportation website.
Greyhound buses also stop in Mackenzie. Buses operate regularly between Prince George, Mackenzie and Chetwynd, with two arrivals and two departures daily.
Chartered planes can be booked for flights from Mackenzie to Prince George as well as other remote communities in the area. Mackenzie's small airport is located 5.6km/3.5mi west of downtown on Coquiwaldi Road and Airport Road.