... Of Surviving the Wilderness
Originally a company town (built in the early 1980's to service the coal mine) Tumbler Ridge boasts some unique features.
The town center was designed to slow the power-ful southwesterly winds. The downtown core main street was aligned in a north cast-southwest direction so that residents could enjoy the
- and is protected by the Tumbler Ridge to the northeast.
Built on a plateau on the side of a mountain the town of TR expands over 3 distinct levels. The upper and lower levels are exclusively residential with the middle level comprising of housing and the main town site.
Curved Streets to Slow the Wind
view of the Wolverine Valley and the mountains beyond.
It is located on a southwestern slope to allow for maximum heat from the sun-