Top Trails and Parks near Tumbler Ridge

Top Trails and Parks near Tumbler Ridge

By on Apr 21, 2017 in Tumbler Ridge Activies |

What to do this Spring in Tumbler Ridge?

Wanting to soak up a little sun and take in breathtaking views? Well, you’re in luck! Tumbler Ridge is one of those places where you can do that and much more.

This year, take a trip down to Tumbler Ridge and explore the many trails and parks near and around this majestic place.

Here is a list of the top trails and parks near Tumbler Ridge:

Top Trails and Parks near Tumbler Ridge:

Provincial Parks:

  • Gwillim Lake Provincial Park
  • Bearhole Lake Provincial Park and Protected Area


  • Windfall Lake Hiking Route
  • Bergeron Falls/Cliffs
  • Barbour Falls
  • Babcock Falls

Gwillim Lake Provincial Park

Location just 30min northwest of Tumbler Ridge, the Gwillim Lake Provincial Park is 32,326 hectares of all purpose fun and activities.


Visitors can enjoy:

  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • A panoramic vista of the superb Rocky Mountain scenery

Interesting Facts:

This is BC’s third oldest park which was established 1918. The Campgrounds are accessible to 50 vehicles and accessible all year round. Its unique freshwater sources and unspoiled basins, the lake water has a beautiful fresh blue color.Top Trails and Parks near Tumbler Ridge

Bearhole Lake Provincial Park and Protected Area

Bearhole lake Provincial Park is 17,460 hectares of Lakeview forest located 25 km east of Tumbler Ridge.


  • Canoeing
  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • camping
  • Hunting

Interesting Facts:

The Park is traditionally used by the First Nations of the Treaty 8 Tribal Association. The lake is a great spot for interesting fishing like fly and ice fishing.

Top Trail Info:

Here is a list of trails and Parks near Tumbler Ridge:

Trail Distance/time Description
Windfall Lake 10 Km/5 hours
  • Multi-option course
  • Crosses multiple streams
  • Circular path takes a lap around the lake
  • Different levels of elevation depending on the path you take


Falls: 8.8-11km/3-4 hours
Cliffs: 6km/ 3-4 hours

  • One of the highest waterfalls in BC
  • Campsite at view point (4km from start)
  • Large cliffs and drop offs


  • Beautiful viewpoint, panoramic view of Murray River Valley and the Rocky Mountains
Barbour Falls 2.5 Km/1.5 hours
  • Easy Scenic trail
  • Named after Harry Barbour, a lifelong forest ranger
  • Nestled in with Nesbitt’s Knee Falls trail
Babcock Falls 2 Km/1 hour
  • Easy, short hike through pine forests and wetlands
  • Leads to 8m above the falls


Things to Prepare for your Trip

It is the perfect time to take advantage of the local trails that are just minutes away from Tumbler Ridge. Remember to stay prepared, carry plenty of water, a camera, and weatherproof clothing incase the weather decides to turn. So come explore these trails and parks near Tumbler Ridge.

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