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Holzworth Meadows

August 5 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm


Did you know Holzworth Meadows is named after John Holzworth, an American explorer who passed through the area on a 1923 expedition to study the distribution of mountain sheep and caribou in northern BC. He camped at the small lake visible at the foot of Ptarmigan Ridge. The peaks surround the meadows are made up of sandstone and siltstones of the Jurassic age Minnes Group and are approximately 140 million years old. A place rich in wild flowers. This tour date was picked hoping for the peak week of wild flowers.

The Holzworth Meadows route leads hikers through a bowl of subalpine meadows onto an alpine ridge, followed by the opportunity for rambling up a series of alpine summits. There are expansive views of the surrounding mountain ranges. Mount Crum to the northwest, with a large anticline on its slopes, and Sentinel Peak to the west, with a glacier on its eastern flank, dominate the skyline.

4-6 Hours/8KM Return (Main Route)

Elevation Gain: 610 M (2000 ft)

Rating: Challenging

Meet at Tumbler Ridge Visitor Centre 9:00 AM.

What’s included?

  • Guided Day Hike
  • 2 Experienced Guides
  • Bear Spray Mini Course
  • Northern Rockies Fitness Sticker
  • Lunch Catered by Kinuseo Cafe – Tumbler Ridge
  • Plant Identification
  • Proper Fossil Handling
  • Visitor Centre Visit – Check out the local hand-made crafts. 
  • $5 from every booking will go towards the Wolverine Nordic & Mountain Society. 
  • First aid kit, emergency supplies, and a communication device will be carried by guides. It is a great practice to carry your own emergency supplies.


Packing List:

  • 20-30L Daypack
  • Trekking poles
  • Sturdy Hiking footwear
  • Hiking shirt – long sleeves help with sun protection
  • Hiking shorts or pants
  • Rain gear – waterproof
  • Snacks
  • Water – Bladder & Water Bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Lip Balm
  • Head Lamp – Extra batteries
  • First Aid Kit
  • Matches
  • Fire Starter
  • Emergency Shelter – Emergency Blanket
  • Bug Spray
  • Multi-tool/knife
  • Change of clothes waiting for you in the car.
  • Toilet Paper

Extra clothing is one of the 10 essentials. Weather can change quickly, and you may be out longer than planned. In every season, be prepared with additional waterproof layers, fleece jacket or warm layers, extra socks, gloves and toque and buff.


  • Rain cover for daypack.
  • Gaiters (Great for creek crossing)
  • Bear Spray


August 5
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Event Category:


Tumbler Ridge Visitor Centre


Jocelyn McDonald
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