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EAS Graduate Student Society from U of A visit.

We were delighted to host the University of Alberta ATLAS EAS Graduate Student Society in the Geopark over the September long weekend! Thank you for all of your perseverance despite the constantly changing weather conditions. Despite their short time here we managed to conquer the Shipyard and the Titanic, Boulder Gardens, Windfall Lake and the…

Dino Trails features Tumbler Ridge

Big thanks to Telus for sponsoring this program!  Also thanks to Brandy Yanchyk for producing, directing, and writing the series. The entire series is available here.  Dino Trails facebook page is a great place to visit too! We’re really excited to see our Palaeontology on display here.  Some amazing interviews with experts both local and…

Archaeologists Find Giant Clams and Trace Fossils in Tumbler Ridge Area

Sarah Gamble and Kaitlin Minichiello, archaeologists with Amec Foster Wheeler in Tumbler Ridge, have been conducting the archaeological impact assessment for Boralex’s proposed Redwillow Wind Energy project 50 kilometres southeast of Tumbler Ridge. They look for evidence of past human use of the area, such as prehistoric First Nations sites or historic trapper cabins, not…

The Tumbler Ridge Ice Ages

When our delegates from Tumbler Ridge attend UNESCO Global Geoparks Network conferences, they are struck by how many Global Geoparks have Pleistocene (Ice Age) geology as their main theme. By contrast, here in Tumbler Ridge we have sometimes viewed the Pleistocene glacial till that covers much of the surface as an irritant, something to be…

A New Tyrannosaur Footprint Near Tumbler Ridge

There are fourteen tyrannosaur tracks that have been discovered worldwide. No less than nine of these have been found within the Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark, while there are three from Alberta, one from Mongolia, and one from New Mexico. Some of the first to be discovered within the Geopark are of great international significance and…