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Discover The Heart & Soul Of A Region That Will Always Be Wild

Invest in Tumbler Ridge

The Possibilities Are As Diverse As The Landscapes In Which They Appear

Invest in Tumbler Ridge

Grow Your Dream In The Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark

Tumbler Ridge

Tumbler Ridge is a community in transition as our proud mining sector is increasingly supplemented by a diversifying economy. In particular, our international UNESCO designation, community forest expansion, growing world class renewable energy generating capacity and unique conferencing venues are creating opportunities that you’d be hard pressed to find elsewhere.

We invite you to explore the possibilities and then to reach out to us at the economic development office. We’re excited to connect with you and to answer your questions about why Tumbler Ridge warrants a closer look.

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The Tumbler Ridge Children’s Centre Society Is Hiring

The Tumbler Ridge Children’s Centre Society Is Hiring

Are you passionate about contributing to the positive development and well-being of children? Are you looking for an opportunity to showcase your leadership and management skills? The Tumbler Ridge Children's Centre Society (TRCCS) is actively seeking an Executive...

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2022 Tumbler Ridge Business & Resource Directory

2022 Tumbler Ridge Business & Resource Directory

The Economic Development department produces an annual printed business and resource directory and the new addition has just arrived in Tumbler Ridge! If you would like copies of the guide and a brochure holder to display and distribute at your business please contact...

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Community Grant Writer for Tumbler Ridge

Community Grant Writer for Tumbler Ridge

The District of Tumbler Ridge, with the assistance of funding from the Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT), has contracted a part-time community Grant Researcher/Writer. The Grant Writing Support program provides annual funding to support a grant-writing...

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District of Tumbler Ridge Design Guidelines

District of Tumbler Ridge Design Guidelines

PROJECT PURPOSE AND BACKGROUND - Tumbler Ridge’s design guidelines were prepared in 2006 - The District is in the process of updating these guidelines to address changes that have occurred in the community since the original guidelines were prepared PURPOSE OF THE...

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Property & Land

Tumbler Ridge is in excellent shape to more than double its population without enduring major infrastructural challenges. All our residential areas and existing commercial and light industrial parcels are serviced and we’re in the process of expanding our commercial park to meet growing demand for business space. The municipality is also currently working on new subdivision opportunities for larger residential parcels and acreages that will provide substantial new lifestyle and business development opportunities.

As well, our progressive municipal Asset Management and Municipal Planning schedule ensures that investments in essential infrastructure such as roads, sidewalks, street lights, water and sewer systems are scheduled, on-going and responsive to growing demand.
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Entrepreneur Immigration (EI) Regional Pilot.

British Columbia welcomes entrepreneurs from around the world to discover the many business opportunities across all regions of the province. Entrepreneurs can open a business in one of B.C.’s smaller communities and experience first-hand why many choose to live outside of a large urban center for their families.

Through the Entrepreneur Immigration (EI) Regional Pilot, the Province offers an immigration pathway for enterprising individuals who are looking to start a new business in a small community and make B.C. their new home.

COVID-19 Impacts

Covid-19 created unprecedented change in business practices as people around the globe adjust to the realities of the pandemic. Many of our businesses are struggling to adjust to ongoing challenges around staff availability and supply chain headaches. There are financial, technological and social resources available to help during these difficult times. The District of Tumbler Ridge, together with Federal, Provincial and Regional governments and organizations has many resources to help our citizens and businesses to weather the current pandemic. Please remember that we’re all in this together and solidarity among businesses in Tumbler Ridge will be critical to weathering these tough times as a community. And most of all Be Kind.

Growth Industries

BC’s newest instant town is changing. Our unique natural environment creates opportunities for entrepreneurs and innovators that are willing to explore, be bold and create a LIFE-WORK balance that is just right for you and/or your family. 

Outdoor Recreation

Tourism is a thriving and rapidly growing sector in Tumbler Ridge where business development opportunities are untapped.

 

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Medical & Personal Services

Bolster our contingent of rural health practitioners who are in high demand from an active and outdoorsy resident and visitor clientele.

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Natural Resources & Clean Energy

Business and employment opportunities abound in many sectors of our existing natural resource and clean energy industries: metallurgical coal mining, wind energy generation, natural gas extraction and forestry sectors.

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Team Building Venue

This is a fledgling sector that is ripe with associated business development potential! Tumbler Ridge is garnering great reviews as an exciting and unique destination for small, niche conferences, meetings and team building events.

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Remote Worker

Many Tumbler Ridge residents are remote workers who have chosen to bring their portable careers with them in order to live their chosen lifestyle. For them, paradise doesn’t have to be tropical!

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Get To Know Us

With some of the lowest commercial and residential tax rates in Canada, and some of the most affordable homes in British Columbia, Tumbler Ridge provides many competitive advantages to residents, investors and business start ups. As a well-managed community and one of the most financially stable in the country due primarily to our heavy industrial and resource tax base, Tumbler Ridge is well positioned for growth.

Incorporated in 1981, the town of Tumbler Ridge was carved out of the wilderness in order to accommodate coal mining activity in the area. Though still a new community, our lovely town of 2,500 people, bucks every stereotype of what a coal mining town should look like and be. Designed as a safe, walkable and family-friendly community, Tumbler Ridge offers leafy neighbourhoods with countless parks, playgrounds, sports fields, modern, well planned infrastructure and social and cultural amenities one would expect to find only in larger and longer-established communities.

Existing Businesses