For camping enthusiasts, Tumbler Ridge's sculpted mountains, river valleys, and endless wildlife viewing opportunities make it the perfect getaway area.
Camping is available at provincial parks and at campgrounds just beyond Tumbler Ridge. An RV park is also located in town.
Monkman Provincial Park
Outdoor adventure and excitement await travelers to Monkman Provincial Park (32,000ha/79,074ac). Activities range from hiking, mountain biking and caving to viewing waterfalls and heading out on a backcountry camping adventure. The park is located 60km/37mi south of Tumbler Ridge via the graveled, rough Murray River Road. The main campsite has tent and vehicle accessible sites available from early May to mid-November. Be aware that this remote site is very rustic and has pit toilets only.
Gwillim Lake Provincial Park
Take it easy while camping at sunny sites, boating, or fishing on along farily large-sized Gwillim Lake. Gwillim Lake Provincial Park campground is open from early May to the end of September. Amenities at this peaceful site include vehicle-accessible campsites, a boat launch equipped for trailer drop-off, and a pump with drinking water. Consider a trip with the family to the adventure playground followed by a picnic.
Bearhole Lake Provincial Park
Bearhole Lake Provincial Park is a great fishing destination with a secluded campsite. Wildlife, including moose and trumpeter swans, are commonly spotted. Swans are very sensitive during nesting season and should be left undisturbed. Four-wheel or all-wheel drive vehicles are required to access this park, located 25km/16mi east of Tumbler Ridge, and another 20km/12mi west on the rough gravel Kiskatinaw Forest Service Road.
Lions Flatbed Campground
Camp out at the Lions Flatbed Campground next to Flatbed Creek, just 1km/0.6mi from Tumbler Ridge. Relax in a rustic setting with the amenities of home, including flush toilets, hot showers, a playground, picnic area, and free firewood.
Monkman RV Park
Monkman RV Park is located off Monkman Way, directly in Tumbler Ridge and within walking distance of downtown. Facilities include drive through sites, RV hookups, showers, and laundry.
Check with the Tumbler Ridge Visitor Centre for more information on camping opportunities and Monkman RV Park.