Tomslake BC

The Hamlet of Tomslake is located along Highway 2, on the Old Edmonton Highway, 28 km south of Dawson Creek, British Columbia near the Alberta-BC border. Tomslake has a population of about 25 and is part of the Peace Country.




Tomslake Sign - more info

Tomslake Firehall - more info

Fire & Water trucks - more info

Campground - more info
Cupful Joy Tea, Craft and Gift Shop, pictured top left in the main feature photo, was the original post office. 283-195 Road. In 2016 the post office is located at Gramma's Pantry Country Store. Papa's Pit Stop & Gas Bar pictured top right of main feature photo is no longer in operation. It was the original 1924 Co-op store.


Tomslake Museum - more info

Tomslake Church - more info

Museum Plaque - more info

Tomslake Library - more info




HISTORY OF TOMSLAKE BC

Located next to the Museum in Tomslake BC is a cairn. The monuments stands in honour of the Sudeten German Social Democratic refugees who came to Canada in 1939. They fled from Hitler's Nazi Germany fate of persecution, imprisonment, torture and possible death in the Nazi-concentration camps of the Third Reich. They escaped and found asylum in Canada and joined with the settlers of Tomslake/Tupper to make a new way of life. The immigration of 518 settlers was impressive.
Another photo of the Cairn VIEW PHOTO

In 1947, when the residents of the Tate Creek were trying to get their first post office, the Postal Authorities informed the name "Tate Creek" was already used by another community and could not be used. "Tomslake" was accepted. At that time Tomslake was a small lake at the north end of the settlement, which was named after Tom the Trapper who resided there. The lake was very shallow and eventually dried up.



Located on the east side of Tomslake BC is the Cultural Community Hall. Dances, and parties are held here as well it is used as a clubhouse for the Athletic Association. A soccer field is located next to it.

BBQ is held in mid August by the Tomslake and District Volunteer Fire Department. Floor curling is held at the Tate Creek Elementary School on a regular basis. First Saturday of the month is Family Night at the Cultural Community Hall.

Lots of fishing takes place at the nearby Swan Lake located about 4 km away. Since it is located in British Columbia, you will require a BC Fishing License to try your luck.

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