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TUMBLER RIDGE

District of Tumbler Ridge    Community Fact Sheet    School District No. 59
InvestBC Community Profile    StatsCan Community Profile 2006

Peace River Regional District    PRRD Community Fact Sheet    PRRD Socio-Economic Profile


Tumbler Ridge was incorporated in 1981. This town was built to provide a home and community to the employees and families who worked at two coal mines. Tumbler Ridge is located on Highway 27 South (off Highway 97) 105 km (65 mi.) south of Chetwynd. By road its 120 km (74 mi.) to Dawson Creek.

There have been significant gas finds around Tumbler Ridge and gas and oil investments in the area are increasing.  New coal mines have opened in the area and there are several others in various stages of development.

POPULATION

Tumbler Ridge has a population of 2,710 (2011 Census). According to BC Stats, the population was estimated at 2,835 (in 2012).

MAJOR EMPLOYMENT AREAS

The Tumbler Ridge area is rich in natural gas, coal and timber.

Recent natural gas finds to the south, west and northeast of Tumbler Ridge and undeveloped coal resources have significantly stimulated the local economy.  New exploration projects may include the Peace River Coal projects at the Saxon and Belcourt properties, the Five Cabin property of Murray River Coal.  These projects are at various stages.

For more information about Tumbler Ridge, please contact the District office at:

District of Tumbler Ridge
305 Founders Street PO Box 100
Tumbler Ridge, BC VOC 2WO
Phone:  250-242-4242
Fax:  250-242-3993
Email: tradmin@dtr.ca