Origin Notes and History:
Established by Order in Council 137, 10 February 1926. Redescribed per OIC 1201/90. Conversion of OIC to Statute designation per Bill 17-2000: Protected Areas of British Columbia Act, 29 June 2000; the whole containing 5 ha. more or less.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
After Alexander Mackenzie (1764-1820), fur-trader and explorer; partner in North West Company, stationed in Athabasca. In 1789 he travelled to the Arctic Ocean by way of Slave River, Great Slave Lake and Mackenzie River (which was later named after him). In 1793 he became the first white man to reach the Pacific Ocean overland. Knighted in 1802. (Enclyclopedia Canadiana, 1962, Vol 6, pp 273-4).
Source: included with note