... Of Surviving the Wilderness
You don't pass by Tumbler Ridge by scurrying down any main highway. If you want visit it you have to make a conscious decision to turn off the beaten track and head back into the hills.
A couple of miles east of town you turn south and begin a 96 km journey through the foothills. Halfway there you will pass by beautiful Qwillam Lake (with gov’t campgrounds).
Toward the west you will catch glimpses of the snow capped peaks of the rugged Rockies.
Heading east from Prince George you go over the Rocky Mountains, through the Pine Pass to the logging capital of Chetwynd.
Make sure you leave a little extra time to stop and relax a moment at Bijou Falls (right beside the hwy - or enjoy some of the mountain views.
From the fragrance wild flowers, to the aroma of fresh cut lumber, to the recognition of a nearby farm/ranch, the smells alone will make you glad you came.
East from Prince George, West from Grande Prairie through Dawson Creek or West from Grande Prairie through the back country - each one with its own spectacular views and distinct characteristics.
If you come in the non-winter seasons keep your windows open to enjoy the aromas of true country living.