Welcome to our Geopark

Explore, Discover, and Learn in Beautiful British Columbia.

Membership offers benefits including discounts on merchandise in our Visitor’s Centre and advance notice of events and activities!

There's more to a Geopark than meets the eye!


Within a relatively small area, the hills, mountains and valleys around the town contain a remarkable variety of geological features.  An outdoors person’s paradise.


World-class dinosaur trackways and fossils have led to BC’s only vertebrate research center being established within the geopark.  A cornerstone of our Geopark.

Human History

Prehistoric to the modern we celebrate our diversity and honour our heroes.  Come discover Tumbler Ridge’s unique history.

Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark

About the Geopark

Meet the Tumbler Ridge Geopark Society and celebrate our history.  Learn more about & contact the members of our board.


To the east is the Alberta border and to the west the Sukunka Valley.  The total area is 8478 km2 or nearly 2.1 million acres.

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#fishfridayTumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark provides some of the best fishing in the region for northern pike, lake trout, grayling,whitefish and perch. Whether you are new to the sport or new to the area, all you need to catch a fish in Tumbler Ridge is a love for fishing. For the derby, you have the option to fish multiple lakes in the area. Moose and Boot are stocked, but Stoney offers you a chance to catch a big fish that bites hard and fights even harder. One thing is sure, your fishing adventure will provide you with endless fun and a real feast at the end of the dayThanks to the Tumbler Ridge Inn for providing $700.00 in gift certificates to be given out on July 2-4. ... See MoreSee Less
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Today at the #TRGEO we are celebrating Global Wind Day. Today is a day for discovering the power of wind and the possibilities that come with it. The Tumbler Ridge area is home to over 140 Wind Turbines, which generate enough electricity to power over 97,000 homes for a year. Come celebrate with us at the Tumbler Ridge Visitor Centre all week and receive chocolates, an educational colouring book and a functional wind turbine build kit!!This photo is of Meikle Wind, a Pattern Canada Facility. One of four wind parks located in the Geopark.#GlobalWindDay #windpower #TRGEO #Meiklewind ... See MoreSee Less
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Tomorrow is Global Wind Day and this year you can learn all about it by building your very own wind turbine! Between June 15th and June 20th you can pick up your family's educational kit at the Visitor Centre. The kit will include, everything needed to build a functional wind turbine, activity booklets and chocolates.This program is sponsored by Meikle Wind, a Pattern Canada Facility.#Meiklewind #TRGEOyoutu.be/6lqtSF5mSUs ... See MoreSee Less
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A UNESCO Global Geopark is an area recognized as having internationally significant geological heritage.  Geoparks aim to reconnect people to the earth, whether through hiking trails, learning about mountain building, eating food grown in the local soils, or celebrating the stories of the people who have lived here since time immemorial.  The geology in a Geopark may be linked to sites with interesting archaeology, wildlife, history, folklore and culture. Tourism industry promotion in a Geopark focuses on highlighting the geographical character of a place.

Education in the Geopark
Learning never exhausts the mind.

--Leonardo da Vinci

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Geoparks also inform about the sustainable use and need for natural resources, whether they are mined (we’re famous for metallurgical coal), quarried or harnessed from the surrounding environment, while at the same time promoting respect for the environment and the integrity of the landscape.
Compared with national or provincial parks which are often “top-down”, government-initiated projects, a Geopark is typically a grassroots, community-driven initiative that depends on local passion and “sense-of-place”.

Founded in the early 80’s as a mining community Tumbler Ridge has developed into a world class destination for eco-tourism.  Featuring a full season’s worth of hiking trails and many other recreational options Tumbler Ridge offers a unique experience.

We have a magnificent diversity of outstanding and accessible mountain geology, extraordinary waterfalls, and dinosaur fossils and trackways unmatched in the known world.

For sheer joy and contentment, I know of nothing like this; a hundred miles or two from any civilization and no human being within miles… the spell of the mountains.
–John Holzworth

Our outdoor recreation goes way beyond hiking and exploring.  We have active ATV and snowmobile clubs that have developed the back country for quading, sledding and use by side by sides.  Our Murray River is an amazing place to take a jet boat and we have campsites and lakes to satisfy any visitor whether they want to kayak, camp or just enjoy the peaceful serenity of the wilderness.

If you need more information please don’t hesitate to contact us!  We will forward your inquiry to the appropriate people or groups and get back to you as soon as possible.

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