Tumbler Ridge is a real charmer

tumbler ridge VICTrent Ernst, Editor

Travel giant Expedia recently published a list of “Ten charming small towns in Canada you need to visit,” and Tumbler Ridge is on the list.

“Big cities get all the glory,” writes Lara Vukelich, “but the best getaway you ever take may not have the CN or Calgary Tower in the background. We don’t believe a skyscraper is a prerequisite for being a travel destination. We say small towns don’t have to be ‘always a bridesmaid, never a bride!’ In fact, we think it’s time you pop the question to a Canadian town on the quaint side of things. Trade paved sidewalks for dinosaur tracks and hand in the twinkle of an urban skyline for the Northern Lights.”

Tumbler Ridge joins Almonte, ON; Peace River, AB; Winkler, MB; Yarmouth, NS; Nelson, BC; Sumerset, PEI; Mirimichi, NB; Riviere-Du-Loup, QC; and Lloydminster, SK on the annual list produced by Expedia.

Tumbler Ridge is the smallest town on the list, and its biggest selling points, according to the author, are the dinosaur remains, the UNESCO Geopark designation, the town’s 47 hiking trails and dozens of waterfalls and, in winter, tobogganing.

“Your city was selected for its unique charm and overwhelmingly positive feedback from visitors and locals alike,” says an Expedia Rep. “A feature like this speaks volumes of your region and can help attract tourist from across the country and beyond.”