Tumbler Ridge

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In a nutshell...

This coal mining community is Canada's newest town. It was developed to provide a home and community to the employees and families who work at the two big mines. The coal mining industry is the backbone of the regional economy. Tumbler Ridge was drawn up and planned carefully before construction ever began. Rural living is combined with modern technology making it a pleasant place for residents and visitors alike. It also is a sportsman's paradise. The scenic vistas of the Rocky Mountians and the lakes and rivers of the area attract hikers and canoeists. Wildlife includes elk, deer, moose and bear while the watercourses teem with trout and arctic grayling. Also, dinosaur fossils have been found in the Wolverine River area (see below).

Where are we...

Tumbler Ridge is located 105 kilometres (65 miles)south of Chetwynd on Highway 29.


830 metres (2,723ft) above sea level.


City: 2,700


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Area Guides...

Tumbler Ridge Tourist / Visitor Info Booth (June 15 - Sept 15)
340 Front Street
P.O. Box 651
Tumbler Ridge, BC
V0C 2W0


Web Links...

District of Tumbler Ridge
Northern Rockies Alaska Highway Tourism Association
BC Adventure - Tumbler Ridge
British Columbia.com

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