July 25, 2010 | Tips from Travellers >
Tumbler Ridge, Hiking
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The other day, while travelling with some friends towards Tumbler Ridge, we noticed a sign alongside the road. Curious, we pulled over to investigate. The sign displayed a map and described how to hike to the Teepee creek falls. Knowing of Tumbler Ridge’s reputation for having marvelous hiking trails and magnificent waterfalls, we decided to stretch our legs a little and enjoy the sunny day.
The hike was about 3km. The sun was shining and we appreciated the shade of the towering forest above. Along the way we crossed over tiny creeks on small wooden bridges, and enjoyed the true beauty of the trees and wilderness. After a moderate hike we finally arrived at the falls.
While eating a small snack, we enjoyed the falls, as well as the extraordinary view of the river and wilderness below. It was so surprising to see such natural beauty so close to home. We, as Canadians in BC, are so lucky to have a backyard as vast and wonderful as we do, and it’s a shame that so many of us don’t often take the time to fully appreciate it. I certainly won’t take it for granted anymore!Editor's note: Learn more about hiking around Tumbler Ridge here.