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Coquitlam’s Mackin House Museum

Mackin House Museum

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.


Mackin House hosts a special open house event on Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 12 until 3 pm. The occasion is in celebration of the museum’s 20th year. Not coincidentally, the day also marks the 110th anniversary of the arrival of the first train passengers to the area.

The open house features live music, tours of both the station and the historic house, refreshments and family-friendly activities. Admission is by donation.

Click Open House 2019 for more information.

Mackin House

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 February or 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 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.

Mackin House Living Room
Living room at historic Mackin House

Other Information

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.