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!
Geology

Geology

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.
Paleontology

Palaeontology

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.

Map

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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Light-up the holidays with the Western Steakhouse by 242 Brew Ltd and the Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark. Join us on Wednesday December 1st as we kick off the holiday month in style. Come check out the Western Steakhouse's Christmas Light display, grab some hot chocolate and cookies and kids can stay warm in their stylish FREE Geopark toque and gloves!!This is also the kickoff event to the Geopark's Annual Sleddin' Santa in the Geopark event. This years month long event has come back bigger and better with support from our community Businesses and Organizations. Stop by on December 1 and get a sneak peek at the Polaris Sled that has arrived to take Santa around town!! You will also get a preview of what goodies December has in store for you. ... See MoreSee Less
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Join local merchants for "Plaid Friday" on November 26th!The name Plaid Friday was conceived from the idea of weaving the individual threads of small businesses together to create a strong fabric that celebrates the diversity and creativity of independent businesses. Stop by the Visitor Centre from 9am - 5pm for our Plaid Friday sale of 10%-50% off all Geopark Merchandise. Plus, spin our "Wheel of Discounts" for a chance to win up to 10 love bucks to go towards your purchase. Wear Plaid on November 26 and show support for Tumbler Ridge Local Businesses!Visit Love Tumbler Ridge to see all the businesses participating in Plaid Friday.#ShopLocal #PlaidFriday #Sale ... See MoreSee Less
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On this Remembrance Day, it is important to remember the sacrifices of those who came before us to fight for the freedoms that we enjoy. British Columbia’s Geographical Names Office has supported a Commemorative Names Project in remembrance of British Columbians who have fallen in war service. Through our unique history and our place names, we who live in the Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark are therefore deeply connected with those who have served. Every time we run the Emperor’s Challenge over Mount Babcock, gaze in awe up at Bergeron Falls, celebrate Bulley Glacier Peak’s status as our highest mountain, strive to summit Mount Crum, hike the Albright Ridge or the Caribou Highway to Mount Reesor, we can consider not just the glorious scenery but also those who served and did not survive, and whose memories live on through these mountain names.#lestweforget2021 #TRGEO ... 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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