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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Walk, Run & More

On this day last year, Babcock Falls was a beautiful Ice display. With our warm weather this year we might have to wait a little longer before we see the falls like this. Nonetheless, Babcock Falls is definitely an attractive snowshoeing destination…

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Join members of the Geopark and Tumbler Ridge Search and Rescue at the Tumbler Ridge Community Centre tomorrow for International Mountain Day 2018. We will be talking about why #MountainsMatter, how to stay safe when hiking in them and doing some giveaways!..

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The Shark’s Fin is one of the most iconic mountains in the Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark because of its shape, but did you also know that it is made up of some of the oldest rock within the Geopark? The Shark’s Fin is composed of the quartzites..

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Peace Region Palaeontology Research Centre

What a fantastic #ScienceSunday post by the Peace Region Palaeontology Research Centre! We are so lucky to have this excellent resource in our own backyard to help showcase the fossil heritage of the Tumbler Ridge area. #ScienceSunday #PRPRC #Palaeontology..

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Wild River Adventure Tours

Do you want to see the Shipyard and Titanic in the winter but don’t want to do the 10km snowshoe? Randy with Wild River Adventure Tours will shuttle you to the trailhead and then guide you out into the subalpine of Mt Babcock which has shed these rocks..

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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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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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