Welcome to our Geopark

Explore, Discover, and Learn in Beautiful British Columbia.

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.

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Peace Cycle Tour

Our annual tour through the #TRGEO and our neighbouring communities is wrapping up today. 320 kms of beauty and wilderness in three days! #peacecycle

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Happy Aboriginal Day! Thank you to our local PAC, the Lions Club, Kelly Lake Cree, As’in’i’wa’chi Ni’yaw Nation, Tumbler Ridge Children’s Center Society, Tumbler Ridge StrongStart with Cara and Tumbler Ridge Secondary School for helping us to celebrate..

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Timeline Photos

Today is National Aboriginal Day and the Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark celebrates, and honours indigenous heritage, culture and their invaluable contributions. Come Celebrate with us at the Tumbler Ridge Secondary School from 9am-2pm. #NATIONALABORIGINALDAY..

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Peace Cycle Tour

Want to learn more about renewable energy? Join the Peace Cycle Tour and cycle through the Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark to learn and see the renewable energy we have in the Peace Region.

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Members from the North East Climbing Association were climbing sandstone rock structures on the Shipyard and Titanic trail on Mount Babcock today! Thanks to Logan for the photos!

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Info, Contact

A Geopark is an area recognized by the Global Geoparks Network with geological heritage of international significance. The Global Geoparks Network is supported by UNESCO. The geology in a Geopark is 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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The Geopark’s location within Canada.  To the east is the Alberta border and to the west the Sukunka Valley in British Columbia.  The total area is 8478 km2 or nearly 2.1 million acres.

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