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Shipyard-Titanic/Tarn & Tower

July 15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm



The Shipyard-Titanic are of Mount Babcock, south of Tumbler Ridge, offers excellent hiking and some of the best rock scenery in the region. If you use your imagination the bizarre rock formations look like ships and shipwrecks. A valley of enormous boulders is crossed. Make sure to keep your eyes open for Mountain Goats, there is a herd of about 50 in this area that enjoy the exposed cliffs above. 

2-3 Hours/3KM Return

Elevation Gain: 50 M (165 ft)

Rating: Moderate, steep and rocky in places.

Tarn and Tower Trail

This route leads past a couple of attractive tarns, with boardwalks over the moist areas, and ends at a viewpoint below the towers of Armada Ridge.

0.5 Hours/500 M Return

Rating: Easy

Meet at Tumbler Ridge Visitor Centre at 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


July 15
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


Tumbler Ridge Visitor Centre


Jocelyn McDonald
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