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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UNESCO Earth Sciences & Geohazards Risk Reduction

Thanks UNESCO Earth Sciences & Geohazards Risk Reduction for making us #geoparkoftheday! We couldn’t be prouder of our Historical past and the future to come!

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#TBT Fay led a party of five men and twenty horses on a scientific and exploratory expedition from Jasper to Hudson’s Hope, passing through what is now the Tumbler Ridge area. During his expedition, Fay kept a detailed journal, which he provided to..

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Famous Amos Photography

#Wildlifewednesday One of the most intriguing, beautiful, majestic animals that live in the Geopark, is the Lynx. This medium-sized, short-tailed cat, with thick fur, long legs, and conspicuously large, well-furred paws makes it the ideal animal for the..

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Photos from Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark's post

#Hikeoftheweek Want a relaxing day out in the amazing wilderness we call home? Tepee Falls is a 6km return snowshoe to one of the numerous tributaries of the Murray that drops 15 meters into the chaotic valley jumble of boulders and sandstone. The Tepee..

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Above Tumbler Ridge

Snow Drags have returned to Tumbler Ridge! The TR Ridge Riders Snowmobile Association hosted the races on Saturday; an event that hasn’t happened in 20 years! Congrats to the event organizers and volunteers for a successful snow drags!

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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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