Tumbler Ridge | British Columbia

Tumbler Ridge is BC’s youngest town. It became an “Instant town” in 1981 when the Quinette Coal Mine was opened. However, during the mine’s closure from 2000-2016, the town developed into an area renowned for outdoor adventure, waterfalls and Dinosaurs.

This picturesque community is situated at the heart of the Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark; where paleontological history was made in 2000 when two local kids discovered dinosaur tracks. Since then, the area has continued to produce internationally significant, prehistoric discoveries. In 2017, British Columbia’s first dinosaur skull was discovered nearby and the area also boasts the only known tyrannosaur trackways in the world. Tumbler Ridge is also home to British Columbia’s first dinosaur bone beds, comprised of dozens of specimens, and countless other dinosaur tracks from 74 to 135 million years ago. The Dinosaur Discovery Gallery displays examples of these rare finds.

In addition to walking in the footsteps of dinosaurs, visitors can also take in breathtaking alpine vistas, sparkling waterfalls and a myriad of outdoor activities.