Rocking the globe: Tumbler Ridge

Peace Country residents are lucky enough to live alongside a park with a world-class pedigree. Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark is one of only three such sites in North America—places where the geological backstory is so distinctive, it’s designated as important to the entire planet. The 8,000-square-foot park sits on the eastern slopes of the Hart Ranges in the Rockies. Within its boundaries, peaks soar to more than 2,000 metres above sea level and some 78 trails tempt hikers, ATVers and mountain bikers. The park is also a fossil treasure trove, with rock-written history stretching back 60 million years and including Cretaceous dinosaur tracks, a Cretaceous dinosaur bone bed and Triassic marine and reptile fossils—with a Dinosaur Discovery Gallery and Peace Region Paleontology Research Centre onsite.

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