305 Iles Way
British Columbia Tourism Region : Northern BC
- Gwillim River - After John Cole Gwillim (1868-1920), Professor of Mining at Queen's University, who made surveys in the area in 1919.
- Hell's Half Acre - A slide area of immense boulders, some as big as a house, thrown helter-skelter, with many dangerous crevices. Named by men seeking a route for the Monkman Pass Highway.
- Kinuseo Falls - Kinuseo is the Cree Indian word for 'fish,' the pools both above and below these falls being full of trout. The falls themselves are 180 feet or fifty-five metres high, not counting the cascades above.
- Monkman Pass - This pass, providing access between central British Columbia and the Peace River country, is 162 feet lower than the Yellowhead Pass.
- Alexander Monkman, a Peace River trader and trapper, discovered it by chance during a 1922 hunting trip.
- Tumbler Ridge - The origin of this name is rather obscure but it may be derived from unstable strata on a nearby mountain.
- With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.
Address of this page: http://bc.ruralroutes.com/TumblerRidge