Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark


Tumbler Ridge is one of the most geologically significant regions in BC and the only UNESCO Global Geopark in Western Canada. Here, you can explore more than 25 Geosites—from dinosaur tracks to cascading waterfalls to unique rock formations.

This area—just off-the-beaten path—has some of the most spectacular palaeontological history in BC. With new discoveries made every year—from fossils to massive bone collections—visitors can see the past uncovered at the Dinosaur Discovery Gallery or book a lantern tour to see the world’s first tyrannosaur trackway.

The density of spectacular waterfalls in this area is another draw. These cascading wonders are viewed by short, accessible pathways or easy-to-moderate hikes. Don’t miss 70-m (230-ft) Kinuseo Falls in Monkman Provincial Park, and the other waterfalls in the area. For hikers, there are easy day trips to multi-day backcountry routes to alpine lakes, mountain summits, and cliffside viewpoints. Outdoor adventures abound here with mountain biking trails to river jet boating excursions, flight-seeing tours to rock climbing routes. For winter adrenaline junkies, networks of cross-country skiing trails, ice-climbing routes, and snowmobiling terrain can be found all around Tumbler Ridge.

Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark route map in Northeast BC

With over 30 maintained hiking trails to waterfalls, caves and spectacular rock formations, Tumbler Ridge is a must for the outdoor explorer.