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Recreation Centre

When it's time to unwind - or wind up.

Located at the heart of the community, the Mackenzie Recreation Centre is a hub for all things fitness and fun! We feel privileged to have such a robust facility which is home to our aquatic centre, weight room and cardio centre, ice arena, child’s play area, and the Mackenzie Public Library. In addition, our staff work hard to offer a range of exciting recreation and fitness programs and courses to help you explore, grow, and thrive every day. There is something for everyone!

General Information


400 Skeena Drive
Mackenzie, BC, V0J 2C0

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Outdoor Ice Rink (ODR) - NOW OPEN

The Outdoor Rink is open throughout the winter months (weather permitting) behind the Recreation Centre.

There are benches, a fire pit, as well as outdoor lights to keep skating under the stars! Just push the light button on the building next to the shop door for the lights to come on!

This is an unsupervised space and posted rules must be followed.

The ODR is currently open, but stay up to date on conditions by checking out our Recreation Centre Facebook Page.


Allan Sheppard Civic Centre Arena

The Ice Arena was opened in 1974, which was connected to the original Curling Rink (now the Community Hall) which had opened in 1969.  Renovations occurred to add additional dressing rooms (for a total of six now).

Arena spectators have a significant seating area complete with overhead heaters, and access to an elevator to the top of the bleachers for viewing.

See ice availability on our Facility Calendar

Ice Rental Fees:

Adult/Not For Profit Rate: $100.00/hour

Youth/Minor Sport Rate: $50.00/hour

Liability insurance will be required on all ice rentals. This can be purchased through: or through a local broker.

The Arena will be closing for the season on Saturday, March 19, 2022.

In the summer months, the Arena Floor is utilized for Lacrosse, Grad, and many other special events.

Little Mac Ski Hill - NOW OPEN FOR 2021/2022 SEASON

2022 NEW - Staff have added snowboard and ski lessons this year, with hopes of also adding a couple features on the hill once we get the season rolling.

Our Little Mac Ski Hill is a gem in the community and was open for 61 days last season! It is located at the top of Laurier Drive, and adjacent to our Toboggan Hill!

Little Mac Ski Hill is a fully lit bunny hill that can operate in the evenings when it is dark! It has a button lift to bring you back to the top of the Ski Hill.

Season Passes are available for purchase at the Recreation Centre, and then once you have it, you can go directly up to the Ski Hill.

Adults $63.80
Youth $41.40
Senior $41.40
Family $128.80
Children 6 and under FREE - but still require a pass for tracking purposes

Never used a button lift? Check out our Button Lift pamphlet on how to use safely!

Multipurpose Community Hall & Community Living Room

Our beautiful new Community Hall, Community Living Room, and new Arena Lobby and Reception Centre are now open to the public!

We are greatly appreciative of the extensive community and financial support we have received for this project! Since 2015, the District has been awarded $5 million from the UBCM Strategic Priorities Fund Grant, $1.5 million from the McLeod Lake Mackenzie Community Forest, $250,000 from the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George (RDFFG), and $250,000 from the Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT) for a total of $5.5 million towards the new addition and energy saving upgrades!


Fitness Centre

Stay fit with our cardio and weight rooms. Improve endurance and build strength with our fully equipped fitness centre, complete  with:

Cardio Room

  • Treadmills
  • Ellipticals
  • Rowing machines
  • Stair-climbers
  • Stationary bikes

Weight Room

  • Plate-loaded equipment
  • Free-weights
  • Synergy machine

All users must have clean indoor shoes

Youth aged 11 and under are not permitted in the Fitness Centre

Youth aged 12 to 15 may use the Fitness Centre if they are accompanied by a parent or guardian

Youth aged 12 to 15 must take the Weight Room Orientation Course if they would like to use the Fitness Centre unaccompanied

Youth aged 16 and older may use the Fitness Centre unaccompanied


Our aquatic centre has a variety of pools and features:

  • The 25-metre main pool makes it suitable for swimming lengths, diving, or aquafit classes.
  • Young children, babies, and their parents can swim safely and comfortably in the warm and shallow teach pool.
  • Hot Tub & Sauna is restricted to those aged 13+ unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Active Play Space

Active Play Space

Our Active Play Space is now open for children 8 and under, make sure to check our schedule and guidelines prior to use.

  • Parents/Guardians over 16 years or a qualified Red Cross babysitting certificate must be in attendance in the playspace when their child is on the playgym equipment
  • No food or pop/juice permitted; water only environment
  • Sock only environment
  • Balls, small toys and sticks are not permitted in the playgym
  • Climbing on the netting will result in closure of the playgym

Climbing Wall

  • The climbing wall is currently for use by 5 years and over (minimum 50 lbs)
  • Parents/Guardians must be in attendance for any climbers 8 years and under; or a child minder with Red Cross Babysitter Certificate
  • Make sure to check our schedule, and guidelines prior to use
  • Must be registered in a climbing session to participate
  • No food or pop/juice permitted; water only environment
  • Balls, small toys and sticks are not permitted in the climbing space
  • Climbing on the netting will result in  closure of the climbing wall
  • Drop in fee to attend; rentals for climbing shoes and harness ($2.00 each);  socks must be worn in rented shoes
  • Climbing Wall Waivers must be signed prior to use of the climbing wall;  Parent/Guardian signatures for 18 and under
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