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Geo Interpretive Centre Public Consultation

Public Notice The Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark Society is extending its public consultation period for the Geo-Interpretive Centre Project to August 5th, 2019. To support this extension, we will be hosting two additional public consultation sessions. The purpose of these sessions is to provide the public with the opportunity to comment on the concept designs…

3D Medical Conference Kicks Off

The end of May once again sees Northern Health bring the 3d conference to Tumbler Ridge. If you see a pack of doctors wandering around don’t worry they haven’t come to diagnose or medicate anyone – they’re here to discuss many medical topics but primarily the role of pharmaceutics in medicine. Video of 2016 Conference

Geopark Fishing Derby

Mark your calendars! We are excited to announce that the Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark will be holding its first Annual Fishing Derby from June 28-30, 2019. The goal of the event is to promote awareness of the fishing opportunities around Tumbler Ridge. All proceeds from this year’s event will re-invested to enhance our programs…

The Geopark and Caribou

Statement Regarding the Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark Society, the Northern Mountain Caribou Recovery Situation, and our Relationships with Stakeholders The Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark Society is truly a ground-up organization with deep roots in the community of Tumbler Ridge. We feel it is important to balance our mandates to support tourism and economic development, responsible…

Tumbler Ridge Riders New Website

Our local snowmobiling club launched a new website this week.  It’s worth checking out for anyone who is interested in sledding and snow biking, and has great maps of our riding areas.   The TR Ridge Riders do a great job maintaining trails and protecting recreational interests in the area & best thing you can do…

Climateprediction.net

The Geopark is excited that one of our board members has been donating computing time to a number of academic simulations.  This research is coordinated from the University of Oxford but also includes efforts from: Oregon Climate Change Research Institute, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science, Oregon State University Met Office Hadley Centre University…

Tumbler Ridge Museum Update

After some consultations with multiple concerned parties in Tumbler Ridge the TRUGG and TRMF have developed the following general message to summarize our mutual path forward. Both the Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation and the Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark Society are pleased to be working in tandem on clarifying our respective mandates and on improving our…

Ice Circles Spotted at Windfall Lake

Winter must be getting close!   Thanks to Kevin Sharman for this photo of Birgit taking in the ice circles forming on Windfall Lake this weekend! From Wikipedia: “Ice circles are thin and circular slabs of ice that rotate slowly in the water. It is believed that they form in eddy currents. It has been shown…

EAS Graduate Student Society from U of A visit.

We were delighted to host the University of Alberta ATLAS EAS Graduate Student Society in the Geopark over the September long weekend! Thank you for all of your perseverance despite the constantly changing weather conditions. Despite their short time here we managed to conquer the Shipyard and the Titanic, Boulder Gardens, Windfall Lake and the…