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 where the Festival du Bois takes place annually in February or March. The building is also next door to Place des Arts which is an arts centre that offers performing and visual arts programs and classes.
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 usually open Tuesdays to Fridays from 11 am to 5 pm and Saturdays from 12 to 4 pm (but check the museum’s website first to confirm details). It is closed Sundays, Mondays and statutory holidays (except on Sundays in the summer when it’s open from 12 to 4 pm). 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.
If you like history, heritage buildings and places like Mackin House, other venues you’ll probably also enjoy include the following:
- Roedde House in Vancouver’s West End
- London Heritage Farm in Richmond
- Stewart Farm in South Surrey
- Haney House in Maple Ridge
- Kilby Historic Site in Harrison Mills
- Old Hastings Mill Store Museum in Vancouver near Jericho Beach