Tumbler Ridge Community
All health related services are housed under one roof at the Health and Social Services Centre, including medical, optometric, ambulance, public health, counselling and emergency care. The centre is located downtown, across the Roman Walkway from the Community Centre.
Set in the rolling foothills of the Rocky Mountains at the confluence of the Murray and Wolverine Rivers in Northeastern BC, Tumbler Ridge is 115 km (71 mi) southwest of Mile Zero of the Alaska Highway in Dawson Creek and 1186 km (745 mi) north of Vancouver, with an elevation of 830 m (2,739 ft) and a population of close to 3,000 people.
A year-round, accessible playground for nature lovers and outdoor adventurers of all ages, Tumbler Ridge is also a haven for those seeking tranquility, rest and rejuvenation in a soul-restoring setting. Dubbed the Shangri-La of the Rockies, each day is an opportunity to do things you’ve never done before in places that are unforgettably beautiful – alpine meadows ablaze with wildflowers, towering glaciated peaks, forested valleys, clear alpine lakes and thundering waterfalls. In fact, there are so many stunning cascades in Tumbler Ridge, it is rightly acknowledged as the Waterfall Capital of the North.
Tumbler Ridge promises to keep life interesting, with endless opportunities for your favourite outdoor activities, from a leisurely game of golf to heart-pounding thrills canyoning down glass-smooth cliffs. Thirty-seven marked hiking trails that lead to special and secret places like magical caves, fascinating geological formations and hidden waterfalls, along with a world-class dinosaur tour by expert interpreters can turn your excursion into an unforgettable learning experience.
This master-planned community is the youngest in Canada, built from scratch in the 1980s to service the flourishing coal industry. Tumbler Ridge is a growing community thriving off its glorious scenery and humble small town culture. There is a large array of medical and social services available as well as support groups for residents. The educational system in Tumbler Ridge is excellent with full range of academic classes available from preschool to post-secondary.