July 25, 2010 | Tips from Travellers >
Tumbler Ridge, Attractions
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The weather in Tumbler Ridge has been gorgeous this summer, so when I had two days off work it seemed appropriate that they were to be spent outdoors in the sunshine.
We thought a planned trip to Flatbed Falls with a group of close friends and our bathing suits would be a perfect way to spend an afternoon; apparently some of the visiting tourists and local residents also agreed. There were people of all different ages jumping off the falls, wading, and swimming, while others opted to soak up the sun from above and enjoy the company of good friends.
After working up a bit of courage I took the plunge off the falls into the deepest section of the lower pool. The jump was exhilarating, but for me it always is considering my fear of heights. Going from standing on a warm rock heated by the sun, to being submerged into a pool of cool water is refreshing in a way that is indescribable.
Now I’m hooked; I can’t wait until the next sunny afternoon I have off, and after glancing at the weather forecast, I'm convinced this may be end up being sooner rather than later. Editor's note: Learn more about waterfalls around Tumbler Ridge here.