Getting Started

Looking to start your own business? We are here to help!

The economic development office works closely with many local, regional, provincial and federal partners to deliver the services, programs and campaigns that directly benefit Tumbler Ridge.

This section is dedicated to providing information that will assist you in investing or starting a business in Tumbler Ridge. We have made every effort to provide the necessary information; however, we are only a phone call or email away should you need additional information or assistance. Contact us at 1-250-242-4242 / Email.


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Business License Resources

This page is a wealth of information for those looking to get down to business in Tumbler Ridge.

A wide variety of services are available from the following local, regional and provincial partners:

Tumbler Ridge Chamber of Commerce

Jerrilyn Kirk, Manager

Phone: (250) 242-3620


Community Futures Peace Liard

Sue Kenny, General Manager

Phone: (250) 782-8748


Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Tamara Danshin, Regional Manager-Northeast

Phone: (250) 261-2091


Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark

Other affiliated organizations




The well-developed infrastructure of our community can be attributed to the masterful planning that the District employed when the town was first laid-out. This has resulted in a town that is safe, aesthetically pleasing, economically efficient and encourages social interaction. These are qualities we wish to sustain while also being responsive to the changing needs of our resident and business communities. The District has established a comprehensive set of procedures that help to provide consistency and clarity for anyone considering a new development or renovation.


The District of Tumbler Ridge sustains some of the lowest residential and business tax rates in British Columbia while maintaining exceptionally high municipal service levels. Higher levels of taxation are paid by our heavy industries such as our mining companies which allows the community to reinvest in infrastructure and service provision.