... Of Surviving the Wilderness
The town was also designed to fight crime; features include street design that foster neighborhoods and the absence of back alleys in the downtown core. Cul-de-sacs were built in pairs, so there would be more than one way to access a street if the road were to be blocked of by ice or snow.
The whole community is based on pedestrian traffic. Multi family dwelling units were located close to the downtown core so that people could walk instead of drive.
The town was designed specifically to avoid the sprawl that plagues many urban centers and unplanned communities.
Designers were concerned that this alignment would create a wind tunnel that would increase the speed of the prevailing winds.
One of your first stops should be at the Tourist/Chamber of Commerce building. Once you are armed with brochures and maps you are ready to experience the full expanse of our outdoors.
Hundreds of miles of snowmobiling/biking/hiking trails can take you to where only the hardy have ever tread.
And when you stand over looking the fabulous Kinuso Falls (larger drop than Niagara) you can’t help being awed by the power of nature.
To prevent this, the building lots were realigned to break the flow of the wind, and the main street was kinked so that the wind would he deflected.
For more information on Tumbler Ridge and area (including many spectacular pictures taken on the hiking trails through the mountains) click on this outside link - www.tumblerridge.ca