WNMS promotes and develops all aspects of people-powered outdoor recreation in the Tumbler Ridge area, including the creation, maintenance, and improvement of hiking trails, cross country ski trails, and wilderness recreation facilities.

Kinuseo Falls waterfall is one of the most spectacular in Canada
UNESCO Global Geopark

Tumbler Ridge, BC

The area surrounding Tumbler Ridge in Northeastern B.C., Canada is ideal for the outdoor recreation enthusiast. From short walks in the woods to challenging backpacking trips through remote wilderness, there is a wide variety of four season activities. The Wolverine Nordic and Mountain Society is the local hiking/nordic skiing club, and we promote non-motorized outdoor recreation of all kinds.

Tumbler Ridge is the home of the Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark, which was the second Global Geopark in North America.  A Global Geopark is a unified area with geological heritage of international significance.  The WNMS is proud to be one of the anchor organizations of the Global Geopark, along with the Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation.  WNMS trails and routes lead to a wide variety of geosites which display the unique and spectacular geology of the area.

Ice climbing Bullmoose Falls in the WinterLimestone LakesMonkman Falls - Part of the Cascades in Monkman Park
WNMS Memberships & Support

Become Our Supporter

If you would like to support WNMS, consider becoming a member and/or making a donation. Memberships start from just $20/yr or $40/yr for families. By choosing a higher amount you help to support our work and projects!

Join the Team

Volunteer Opportunities

Many hands make light work, and what better work is there than sharing your love for the outdoors with great friends??!

Want to get your hands dirty? WNMS has opportunities from providing simple muscle moving stumps and branches to hand and power tools. We provide full training and supervision on Work Bees.

Not interested in manual work? WNMS also has a significant need for administrative and events organisation roles. We'd love to hear from you.

Free Training

Make Like Minded Friends

Get Outdoors

Share Our Nature

Group photo of WNMS volunteers
Trail map
Explore Tumbler Ridge

Find a Trail

Tumbler Ridge is surrounded by a vast network of trails, waterfalls, mountains and natural beauty. Where's your next adventure?

Territorial Acknowledgement

A Nod to The Trails and Places We Love...

We're incredibly grateful to share our incredible surroundings

WNMS acknowledges that the land on which we live, work, and play is within the bounds of Treaty 8 and is the traditional, ancestral territory of the Dunne-za, Saulteau, Tse’khene, Cree and Metis peoples, including the Nations of McLeod Lake, Saulteau, West Moberly, and Kelly Lake Cree, as well as the Kelly Lake Metis Settlement Society.

Succesful Projects

Our Initiatives

Our initiatives help more than just trails

Windfall Lake Campground

One of the biggest projects in the recent history of the  WNMS was the building of the Windfall Lake Campground. The campground features several tent pads, an outdoor toilet, a bear cache and well-maintained trails. This stunning lake and surrounding mountains has become one of the most popular day and overnight hiking destinations near Tumbler Ridge. The construction of additional tent pads is  planned for 2024.




New Facilities

Murray Canyon Overlook Trail Re-route

In 2022, the BC Government notified the WNMS that the gravel pit near the Murray Canyon Overlook trail would be fenced and gated. This meant that the Overlook trailhead would no longer be accessible. A group of WNMS volunteers spent a few days designing and building a new trail to access the Overlook, which follows much of the original trail and includes a new trailhead at a pullout along the highway.





Babcock Falls Boardwalks Project

A definite "must-see" and easy destination near Tumbler Ridge is Babcock Falls which is often combined with a visit to the Boulder Gardens and/or the Shipyard Titanic. This trail has become one of the most well-used routes around and as it passes through some wetlands, the trail requires the use of boardwalks to safely navigate the soft and often muddy sections and minimize negative environmental affects. In October 2023, a team of 10 volunteers spent several days designing, building and installing new boardwalks to replace and add to the existing network of boardwalks.




Improvements to the trail

Welcome to Our Home

A Message from Our President...

Dave Thompson sees great things ahead for WNMS and for all
those that love the outdoors

Welcome to Our Home

"The WNMS spends the majority of its time and effort ensuring the hiking and skiing trails stay open and clear of obstacles. With the help of many volunteers, we work year-round to ensure visitors and locals alike can enjoy our trails, campsites and nature for years to come."
Dave Thompson
WNMS President

Emperors Challenge

The Emperor's Challenge Mountain Race is the largest volunteer-organized race in British Columbia. Up to 1,000 runners, hikers and kids compete every year to determine who's worthy of the elusive Gold Medals. This year's race takes place on Saturday, August 10, 2024