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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BC Explorer

We’re so excited to share the new BC Explorer project! We had a fantastic time sharing the #TRGeo with the folks from Northern British Columbia and Destination British Columbia, and now they’re sharing it with the world! Here’s an image of our own Sarah..

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Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia—not your typical mining town

Coal mining has played a significant role in the Tumbler Ridge economy, in geology and palaeontology discoveries, and the development of the town itself. MiningandEnergy.ca has published a story on coal mining, and how it intertwines with the #TRgeo!..

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Timeline Photos

The #TRGeo is hiring a Program Coordinator, and we couldn’t be more excited to grow our team! Please see below for details. Note that inquiries should be directed to the email included in the job post.

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Happy Spring Equinox from all of us here at the #TRGeo! We had a beautiful bluebird day to bring in the new season.

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The Alaska Highway

Many thanks to The Alaska Highway for writing this story on a gem of the #TRgeo; Kinuseo Falls!

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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
Wolverine Nordic Mountain Society
UNESCO
District of Tumbler Ridge
Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation
Peace Region Palaeontology Research Centre
Peace River Regional District