Built in the early 1900s, the Mackin House Museum is a historic house located across the street from Coquitlam‘s Mackin Park about 24 km from Vancouver.
Located in Coquitlam’s historic Maillardville neighbourhood, Mackin House is just across the street from Mackin Park, home to the Festival du Bois which takes place annually in late February or early March.
Mackin House was home to the General Manager of Fraser Mills, which at the time was the largest mill of its kind in the British Empire.
Expect to spend only a few minutes at Mackin House, perhaps after visiting the Festival du Bois in early spring or on your way somewhere else, like to IKEA for shopping just down the way.
Mackin House is open Tuesdays to Fridays from 11 am to 5 pm and Saturdays from 12 to 4 pm. It is closed Sundays, Mondays and statutory holidays. Admission is by donation.
For more information on Mackin House, see the Coquitlam Heritage Society website.
For a list of other places like Mackin House in the Lower Mainland, check out Vancouver’s Best Places for History and Culture.