Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia


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Tumbler Ridge Part of the BC Adventure Network. Over a million web site visitors annually !

Tumbler Ridge is one of B.C.'s newest towns, it was incorporated in 1981, and does not have the typical instant-town look, due to good planning.

This town was built to provide a home and community to the employees and families who work at the two big mines. The building and development of Tumbler Ridge and transportation facilities was B.C.'s largest industrial endeavor. Tumbler Ridge is on a plateau, with the Wolverine, Murray and Flatbed Rivers nearby, and is surrounded by mountains, forests and rolling hills. Facilities are all close to the town centre and the modern services are enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.

 
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City Information

Population: Approximately 4,000.

Elevation: 830m (2,723 ft.)

Climate: Warm moderate summers, cold and plenty of snow in winter.

Main Industries: Two large coal mines, Bullmoose and Quintette.

Access: Hwy 27S, (.off Hwy 97) 105km (65mi) south of Chetwynd. Heritage Hwy is 98km (60mi) to Arras on Hwy 97 and Dawson Creek. Boundary Road, this gravel road is 146km (90mi) from Tupper on Hwy 2 to the B.C./Alberta border. By road it's 1178km (730mi) to Vancouver, 120km (74mi) to Dawson Creek. B.C. Rail freight facility, Greyhound Bus Lines, and freight service by many truck company and courier service.

Recreation Facilities: Outdoor recreation year-round, with easy access to fishing, hiking, hunting, swimming, golfing, horseback riding, cross country skiing and snowmobiling.

Local Attractions: nine-hole golf course, recreation and aquatic centre, Sukunka Falls Provincial Park with good hiking and fishing. Gwillim Lake Provincial Park and Monkman Provincial Park both have camp sites. Mine tours. Tumbler Ridge Days, with fair and rodeo, 3rd weekend in August.

Accommodations: Hotel, RV Park, and camping sites.

For Information:
Tumbler Ridge Visitor Infocentre
Southgate Road, Box 606, Tumbler Ridge, B.C. V0C 2W0
Telephone (250) 242-4702 Fax (250) 242-5159

 

 

 

 

Northern BC Tourism Association
P.O. Box 2373,
Prince George, B.C. V2N 2S6
Telephone: (250) 561-0432 • Fax: (250) 561-0450
Toll Free: 1-800-663-8843
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