Exploring Mackenzie’s Outdoor Water

Mackenzie’s extensive outdoor playground has a little bit of everything for the boating enthusiast — whether they are a kayaker, canoeist, or jet boater — Mackenzie has something to offer each and every one of them. From the glass-like waters of Morfee Lake to the choppy waters of Carp Lake, Mackenzie and its surrounding area have various water playgrounds to be explored by all levels of water-goers; from the beginner to the expert. Come explore and test your sense of adventure—whether it is a simple afternoon outing, a day trip, or a week long adventure, the waters await!

Morfee Lake

This lake is conveniently located 2 km east of Mackenzie and is accessed from Centennial Dr. by a gravel road. Ina a typical year the lake is accessible as early as May and as late as October. Morfee Lake is divided into two sections by a large sandbar. First Beach is restricted to canoes, kayaks, and electric motor boars. The sandy beach makes easy access for putting into the water. This portion of the lake is ideal for the family or large groups looking for multiple activities in the same area. Second beach is locate 2 km past First Beach on the same access road and has a boat launch area for any size boat. Parking for you vehicle is provided in an area above the boat launch. The beautiful waters in this section of the lake are ideal for water skiing, wake boarding or touring. This lake is perfect for the inexperienced or novice boater.

Gantahaz Lake

This beautiful lake is conveniently located 5 km north of Mackenzie on Highway 39. Simply turn left off Highway 39 directly into the Gantahaz Lake area between May and October. While restricted to canoes, kayaks, and 7.5 kw motors, this small lake allows for an easy one-hour paddling adventure around the edges of the lake for even the most inexperienced paddler. It’s a perfect destination for a family out to enjoy a day on the lake together. There is also a nature trail around the entire lake if you like to explore both water and land. Wildlife does frequent this placid lake so be prepared to see an eagle, beaver or bear. Enjoy the gorgeous view and the fresh air while you paddle your way through the calm waters.

Heather & Dina Lakes Provincial Park

This newly designated park is located alone the eastern edge of Williston Lake, approximately 25 km north of Mackenzie.  The park is comprised of mature, mixed forest and is dotted with numerous small lakes.  Visitors are able to camp, fish, canoe, hike and view wildlife within a beautiful wilderness setting.  Two primitive campground/day-use areas are located at Heather Lake and Dina Lake respectively.  The Dina Lake canoe circuit consistes of a chain of five small lakes connected by portage trails.  The circuit takes between four and five hours to complete.  Park visitors are able to view many species of native wildlife within a natural setting.  Frequently sited wildlife species include moose, black bear, deer, beaver, grouse, eagle and the common loon.