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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Grizfest Music Festival

The Grizfest Music Festival will be rockin’ the #TRgeo on August 5 & 6, 2017! The festival takes place one week before the Emperor’s Challenge Half Marathon. We’re excited to check out Big Wreck, Chilliwack, One Bad Son, Bleeker, Palaye Royale, Ikons..

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Ancient ripples – these ripple marked sandstone beds at the Mini-Falls on Flatbed Creek were formed over 90 million years ago. Back at that time the area was a flat coastal plain with streams flowing into the ocean. Thanks to #TRgeo Geologist Kevin Sharman..

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“The Albright Ridge provides some of the most accessible, superb alpine hiking and views in the region. Its lakes, summits vistas and ridge-walking are, in a word, sublime.” -Dr. Charles Helm The views from Albright Ridge are now accessible anytime on..

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Canadian Home Builders' Association of Northern BC

We’re here at the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of Northern BC trade show in Prince George and had some folks stop by to share our stories!

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Kinuseo Falls is a spectacular 60 metre waterfall in the heart of the #TRgeo. Standing at the base of the falls is an awe-inspiring experience, especially via riverboat with Wild River Adventure Tours. Thanks to the Google Trekker, Northern British Columbia,..

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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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We are proud to work with
UNESCO
Peace River Regional District
Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation
Peace Region Palaeontology Research Centre
District of Tumbler Ridge
Wolverine Nordic Mountain Society