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

#TBT Do you know how Tumbler Ridge got its name? The Bergeron Cliffs extend unbroken for over a kilometer and only at the farthest end of the trail, where the cliffs peter out, have they been eroded into large blocks of intriguing shapes and sizes. In..

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UNESCO Earth Sciences & Geohazards Risk Reduction

Congratulations Géoparc de Percé on becoming the third UNESCO Global Geopark in Canada! The Percé Geopark is at the heart of the large Appalachian Mountain chain along eastern North America. The mountain formation and the magmatic and tectonic events..

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Photos from Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark's post

This weekend the #TRGEO along with the District of Tumbler Ridge hosted the Wild Women Snowshoe to the Shipyard and Titanic. 20 Women gathered together from Tumbler Ridge, Hudson Hope, Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, Grande Prairie and Grande Cache to conquer..

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This FREE Seed-to-table workshop begins on #Earthday and is a wonderful way for the community members to build sustainable living skills in the areas of growing, preparing, and producing food through hands-on-experiences.

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Adventure Sports Network

A couple weeks back, we had the honor of hosting some amazing travel writers here in the #TRGEO. Check out the great article that was written about our “Adventure sports mecca, waiting to be discovered”. Thanks to the team at Northern BC Tourism for putting..

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Info, Contact

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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