Taylor, British Columbia

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Taylor, at Milepost 37, on the Alaska Hwy, sits on a plateau overlooking the Peace River and valley, and starts as soon as you cross the Peace River Bridge. Named after a Hudson's Bay trader, Herbie Taylor, who settled in the area in 1906, he was also a farmer and ferryman. It was 1942 before (the building of the Alaska Hwy) a bridge was built across the Peace River, this suspension bridge collapsed in 1957 and was replaced in 1960. The early settlers in this region were trappers and farmers, but today Taylor relies on oil, gas, lumber and pulp to keep the economy lively . Due to the black, light soil around Taylor, there are numerous market gardens and if in season try some Sweet Taylor corn.

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Population: Approximately 800

Elevation: 550m (1,804 ft.)

Climate: Warm summers and cold winters.

Main Industries: Oil, gas, lumber, pulp and agriculture

Access: Taylor on the Alaska Hwy is only 60km(37mi) north of Dawson Creek, and 16km (10mi) from Fort St. John. By road from Vancouver its 1221km (757mi) and to Edmonton, Alberta its 647km (401mi). Taylor uses Fort St. John transportation facilities, such as Greyhound Bus Lines, B.C. Rail, trucking companies, helicopter and charter plane companies, and the airport.

Recreation Facilities: Fishing, hiking, swimming, boating and golfing are popular during the summer. Hunting in the fall and skating, curling, and snowmobiling in the winter.

Local Attractions: A new 18 hole golf course, a boat launch at the river, an award winning District Ice Centre, indoor swimming pool., Peace Island Park Campground, The Church of the Good Shepherd heritage site, and visit the World's Largest Golf Ball, that was once an old fuel tank. World invitational Gold Panning Championships (August).

Accommodations: Camping sites.

For Information:
Taylor Visitor Infocentre
10013 -100A Street, Box 300, Taylor, B.C. V0C 2K0
(250) 789-3392 • Fax (250) 789-3543




Northern BC Tourism Association
P.O. Box 2373,
Prince George, B.C. V2N 2S6
Telephone: (250) 561-0432 • Fax: (250) 561-0450
Toll Free: 1-800-663-8843
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