The first business in Mackenzie (1964 – 1966) was Ernie Bodin’s Morfee Lake Services. Ernie Bodin provided fuel and ran a cafe in the area where the Fish & Game Club gun range is located today. Ernie had both the first private business and the first non-company house in town.
Oct 1965 construction of Alexandra Forest Industries A-mill crane shed. Parsnip River in the foreground looking northeast towards Morfee Mountain.
Summer 1968 Mackenzie’s water tower and Little Mac Ski Hill. First portable school house is now the Ski Chalet.
Summer 1968 Clearwater Crescent looking towards B.C.F.P. Townhouses and Mackenzie Elementary. Nation Drive in background.
Summer 1971 Morfee Trailer Court looking south toward the Mackenzie Mall and Alexander Mackenzie Hotel. Mackenzie Secondary left side centre.
Jan 1966 Crysdale Drive looking south toward the first house built in Mackenzie during construction of the first homes
Sept 1966 Site cleared and ready for Mackenzie Elementary School. Land cleared for Gagnon Crescent on right.
Sept 1966 B.C.F.P. Townhouses (Stornoway Court) under construction on Selwyn Drive and Clearwater Crescent.
April 1966 Heather Crescent during the spring thaw. Looking north toward Morfee Mountain from below Mack. Elementary.
July 1967 Paving the corner of Centennial Drive and Mackenzie Blvd. Chevron was the first service station in town.
July 1967 The Mackenzie Centre Mall under construction. From Centennial Drive looking north to the main entrance.
Aug 1966 Construction has started on Mackenzie Elementary School. Looking west down Heather (now Pioneer) Crescent.
Aug 1967 Looking north up Crysdale Drive with Mackenzie’s first mobile homes on the left. Car at the stop sign on Nation Drive.
April 1974 Construction of the Alan Sheppard Arena is underway to become part of the Recreation Complex.
Nov 1966 The first B.C. Telephone building in Mackenzie on Centennial Drive.