Welcome to our Geopark

Explore, Discover, and Learn in Beautiful British Columbia.

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.

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Photos from Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark's post

We are so excited to have joined our friends in World Heritage and Biosphere Reserves at #CCUNESCO2017 representing Geoparks in Canada and talking about #climatechange and #reconciliation. Here are a few images from Montreal!

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#TRgeo Direct Operator Filaprint has completed a #3D printed land model of the Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark! Not only can you see a map of the Geopark, you can now feel the shape of the geosites. Stop by the Tumbler Ridge Visitor Information Centre..

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Timeline Photos

This unnamed mountain beside Mount Becker shows a syncline (trough) in limestone of the Palliser Formation, about 370 million years old.

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Timeline Photos

“Two local children correctly identified a dinosaur trackway just below Tumbler Ridge on the banks of Flatbed Creek in 2000. This was the catalyst for an explosion of discoveries in the area that is now the Geopark.” http://www.hellobc.com/tumbler-ridge/things-to-do/outdoor-activities/hiking.aspx

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Photos from Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark's post

***Correction*** The Tree Planting Ceremony is on Friday June 2 at 11:00am Next week we will be celebrating Tourism Week here in the Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark. Stay tuned for more events, tourism statistics, and why Tourism is so important! #TRGEO..

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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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