Geopark Boundaries, Driving routes, and Geosites

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All Geopark Sites
Kinuseo Falls

Kinuseo Falls

Famous since its discovery; Taller than Niagara Falls — Kinuseo Falls is not to be missed.

Bergeron Falls

Near Tumbler Ridge, one of our highest and most scenic destinations.

Windfall Lake

Windfall Lake

An amazing lake that serves as the start point for some of our most famous alpine destinations.

Tunnel Mountain

Tunnel Mountain is a remarkable remote geosite best done as a day trip from Windfall Lake.

The Bald Spot

Steep hike looking over the town site, a favourite among locals.

Kruger’s Flats

A former mink ranch next to one of the best preserved sections of the Monkman Pass Highway.

Tepee Falls

A beautiful 3 km hike with great views and ice climbing in the winter.

Boulder Gardens Lagoon

Boulder Gardens

Mount Babcock’s Southeast Slope features a landscape of towering rock pinnacles. Scrambling necessary in places.

Babcock Falls

Babcock Falls

Sub-alpine meadows lead to an attractive waterfall which plunges into a deep pool.

Barbour Falls

Barbour Falls

At Barbour Falls the creek cascades down a particularly resistant layer of bedrock into a deep pool

Trumpeter Swans at long lake

Long Lake

Just off the Red Willow Rd (driveable portion of the historical Monkman Pass). Sunset is a special time to enjoy this area.

Training on Bergeron Cliffs

Bergeron Cliffs

A Hike along a smorgasbord of geological and paleontological significance.

Holzworth Meadows

Holzworth Meadows

An alpine destination treating guests to a series of stunning ridges.

Pinnacle Peak

Pinnacle Peak

A 670m ascent resulting in amazing views of Mt Crum and many fossils.

Mt Reesor

Mt. Reesor

The view from the summit of this mountain is superb.

Birgit on the mountain

Mt. Spieker

Excellent hiking through intriguing geological scenery

Quality Falls

Quality Falls

This quick easy hike is very close to Tumbler Ridge and is one of our most popular destinations!

Monkman Pass Driving Tour

Drive the historical Monkman Pass – beginning in Beaverlodge and ending at the world famous Kinuseo Falls.

Quality Canyon

Quality Canyon

The Quality Creek has cut this canyon over thousands of years.

Tumbler Ridge is located on the eastern slopes of the northern Rocky Mountains in British Columbia, Canada.   Within a relatively small area, the hills, mountains and valleys around Tumbler Ridge, on the eastern slopes of the northern Rocky Mountains in British Columbia, Canada, contain a remarkable variety of geological features in predominantly sedimentary rock exposures.  The age-range of these rocks is extensive: Precambrian to Cretaceous (728 Million to 66 Million years ago).

The Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark is also unusual in its remote, wilderness location, giving visitors the authentic feeling of a low population frontier region.

The Canadian Rockies are remarkably similar along their 1450 km length. However, the Tumbler Ridge area has features that distinguish it from areas of the Rockies further south. Cooler temperatures mean that treeline is lower, allowing for much more alpine area. The thick cliff-forming layers found to the south are thinner or absent here, creating a topography that lends itself to hiking, with mountains that are generally easier to ascend. Resistant layers of rock make for a variety of accessible, spectacular waterfalls.

 

The geological legacy has attracted humans who have come for the abundant resources.

As the Rockies rose, the geological environment was right for accumulation of extensive peat deposits in swampy areas near the coastline of the inland sea – these became the metallurgical coal seams that, along with natural gas deposits, have led to the development and settlement of the area. The area is also suited for wind power, with flat-topped elevated ridges that run perpendicular to the prevailing southwesterly winds.

An abundance of paleontological phenomena form the basis for the ongoing research by our scientists, leading to many of our exhibits and programs. Cretaceous dinosaur tracks (many of which are of global significance), a Cretaceous dinosaur bonebed with unusual features, and Triassic fishes and marine reptiles are of particular importance and abundance.  The cornerstone of this research is the The Peace Region Palaeontology Research Centre operating out of the Tumbler Ridge Dinosaur Discovery Gallery.

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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Don’t forget your Camera

As you’ll see by our photo galleries the TRGG is one destination where you’re going to run out of camera memory quickly.

Hospitality

Drop into our newly built Visitor Info Centre (250-242-3123).  Book a tour and stay at our B&B’s, Inns, or Hotels.

Friendly People

The People of Tumbler Ridge are famous for their hospitality.  Small town living in the remote mountains breeds a strong community.

Warning

The beauty and diverseness of the Tumbler Ridge Geopark has been known to cause the following symtoms:  frequent return visits, longing for scenery, and an obsession with paleontology.