Historic & Heritage Sites
Dinosaur Discovery Gallery (Tumbler Ridge Museum photo)
Tumbler Ridge is rich with fossils. Peek into the misty pre-historic past when dinosaurs roamed the land and giant fish swam the ocean.
In 2000, two young Tumbler Ridge residents made a thrilling discovery on a downstream rafting trip – a dinosaur trackway along Flatbed Creek. In 2003, the Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation (TRMF) established the Peace Region Palaeontology Research Centre (PRPRC) to house fossils and conduct research. This is the only dinosaur and ancient fossil centre in British Columbia.
In a nod to the area's unique features and international geological significance, Tumbler Ridge became the first site in western North America to be added to the UNESCO-supported Global Geoparks Network.
Dinosaur Discovery Gallery
Step into the past at the Dinosaur Discovery Gallery's fossil exhibits. Located in an old school, the gallery is growing every year and houses real fossils, replicas (if the originals are too heavy or delicate), an interactive display, and large interpretive murals. Tours of this facility are by donation, the profits from which are used to develop exhibits and interactive displays.