Activities

Outdoor Adventures Canada Style: Take it outside!

Tumbler Ridge is a dream destination for outdoors enthusiasts no matter what sort of adventure you're looking for: from high-energy to easygoing. Tumbler Ridge is home to accessible year-round recreational opportunities for all ages, interests and abilities. The possibilities are as diverse as the landscapes in which they appear. 

Wherever you go, whatever you do, Tumbler Ridge is sure to leave you with treasured lasting impressions.

To download a PDF of the 2022-2023 Tumbler Ridge Visitor & Relocation Guide click here

To download a PDF of the 2022-2023 Tumbler Ridge Recreation Map click here.

Check out the lists below to browse through Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter activity options! 

Windfall Lake

The Windfall Lake trail climbs for five kilometres through forest and sub-alpine meadows to the far shores of the scenically splendid alpine lake, which is situated in a cirque beneath cliffs at tree-line.  A circular route provides a good option for the return trip, leading through karst topography.  An ever increasingly popular destination that has seen some significant trail improvements in the summer of 2017.

From the lake there are a number of more challenging hiking possibilities (see further destinations below), onto the ridge above the lake, onto the higher peaks, to  the summit of Tunnel Mountain through Tunnel Cave, and exploring cave features.

Activities

Hiking

The trail to Windfall Lake is a 10 km round trip unless you decide to take the circular return option.

Swimming

Windfall Lake is a great place to relax, swim, and or camp. Note the spot where the outlet stream disappears into an underground channel.

Snowmobiling

Follow the Bullmoose mine road for 17 km and turn left onto the Windfall Creek Forest Service Road. Just before an electrical substation, turn left and there you will find a ‘parking lot’ where you can offload. You and your family and can enjoy a nice leisurely ride approximately 25kms to the bus, where you can warm up and have a lunch! There are also lots of side trails that lead to mountainous ranges for the advanced rider. You can go to trridgeriders.com to view more riding trails.

Warning

Make sure you are properly equipped when snowmobiling. Always carry avalanche packs, probes, beacons, GPS, etc. Not all areas are marked and weather can change in an instant.

Photography

Check out our photo gallery to see the stunning pictures you can take during your trip.