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Schools, Education & Childcare

There are two public schools and one college in Tumbler Ridge. The public schools are part of School District 59. The School District maintains an excellent outdoor education centre at Gwillim Lake.

Tumbler Ridge YMCA Child Care

For preschool and childminding, parents can use the Tumbler Ridge YMCA Child Care. The Child Care Centre is located on the lower level of the Community Centre. For more information, call 250-242-4503.

Register today for YMCA School Age Care to get access to award-winning child care.

Tumbler Ridge Elementary (K-6)

Tumbler Ridge Elementary school is located in the heart of the residential area of town, within easy walking distance for many. For additional information, call 250-242-5281.


Tumbler Ridge Senior Secondary (7-12)

Tumbler Ridge Senior Secondary is located in the downtown core, near the Community Centre.  For additional information, call 250-242-4227.


Northern Lights College

Northern Lights College maintains a satellite campus in Tumbler Ridge, located in the high school. The college offers many programs and courses designed to meet the needs of Tumbler Ridge's residents. Please call 250-242-5591 for more information.



Are you interested in becoming a Registered License Not Required Child Care Provider (RLNR)?

A RLNR child care provider is someone who may care for two unrelated children, in addition to their own (blood/marriage/foster), OR one sibling group, at any one time. A RLNR has completed the quality enhancement registration process with a BC Childcare Resources and Referral (CCRR) Program. Please click here for more information.

Brochure: Good Beginnings: Professional Development for Family Childcare Providers