Sharing the Mackenzie Experience
The District of Mackenzie works closely with the Mackenzie Chamber of Commerce, Northern BC Tourism, and Destination BC to promote the region and its tourism operators, enhance recreation opportunities, provide visitor services, and operate the Mackenzie Caboose Visitor Centre. The District continually seeks funding opportunities to enhance recreation and sport facilities including our Recreation Centre, trails and parks.
Mackenzie has enormous opportunities for growth in the tourism industry and our team is always eager and available to help develop your tourism operation or service.
Current Tourism Projects
Tourism Capital Investment Analysis
The District of Mackenzie is investigating options for the effective provision of visitor information services including consideration of possible investments in new tourism facilities. Completion of the analysis is estimated for late Spring 2020.
Stages of the project:
- Exploratory Visit of the Community (complete)
- Community Tourism Survey (complete)
- Hosting of a Tourism Forum (complete)
- Tourism stakeholder & partner interviews
- Analysis of current and potential visitor centre sites
- Local & external tourism data analysis
- Final report preparation
- Presentation to Council
- Northern Development Initiative Trust contribution - $10,000
- District of Mackenzie Contribution - $10,000
- Total Budget - $20,000
Northeastern Destination Development Strategy
In 2016, Destination BC underwent a comprehensive destination development planning process for the North East region of BC, which includes all communities from Fort Nelson to Prince George and east towards the Alberta Border. This process was one piece of an overarching Provincial plan to enhance the competitiveness of each region and to support and guide the long-term growth of tourism across the Province. The process included extensive stakeholder engagement and data gathering over the course of 26 months, in which the District participated.
The strategy serves as a guide for tourism stakeholders as they work collaboratively to grow the visitor economy in the region.