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Taylor

A Step Back in Time

Located on the banks of the mighty Peace River, this broad plane has been home to the settlers of Taylor since the early 1900s.

Originally Taylor Flats, the District of Taylor has been part of the Peace Region for over ninety years. In 1912, Donald Herbert Taylor (Herbie) and his wife Charlotte and their children settled in this area. He was a trapper and ferryman who maintained a Peace River crossing for fur traders, prospectors and homesteaders heading for the north. He also made a living by carving paddles and playing his fiddle for dances.

Location

Taylor is located in northeastern British Columbia on Mile 36 of the Alaska Highway. It is situated 56 km (36 mi) north of Dawson Creek and 18 km (10 mi) south of Fort St. John.

Things to See and Do
  • Taylor Visitor Information CentreTaylor - Visitor Information Centre - Sandy Busche

Taylor's Information Centre is a must-see destination during your travels along the Alaska Highway. Located at Mile 35, the Visitor Centre has interpretive displays, green space and gardens.   

  • Cross-Country Skiing / Snowshoeing

For the winter recreation lover, Peace Island Park has a series of cross country/snowshoe trails. Users should be well-dressed for winter weather (including sudden changes) and exercise backcountry safety measures.

  • Golfing
  • Lone Wolf Golf Club is an 18-hole, par 72, 7141 yard championship course open to the public from mid-April to late September. There are driving and practice ranges, CPGA professional lessons, cart and club rentals, a full-service Pro shop, a clubhouse, and a restaurant.

  • Explore the Peace Island Park Trail System
  • These trails in Peace Island Park wind through lush forest and along the banks of the mighty and majestic Peace River. 

The trail system is for non-motorized activities such as walking, running and mountain biking. Groomed in the winter for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and dog sledding, these trails are fun for everyone year-round. Check out the Taylor Sled Dog Races in January as mushers race their teams of dogs through the groomed trails.

One can see deer, moose, and even the occasional black bear while on the trails due to their proximity to the Peace River and the hills. While the trails provide a perfect setting for bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts, the trees in the area are a spectacular sight to see as well.

  • WAC Bennett Dam

    Take a trip through the breathtaking Peace River Valley to one of the world's largest landfill dams, the WAC Bennett Dam at Hudson's Hope. Scheduled tours of the underground powerhouse are available and include a collections of hands on exhibits, and a video presentation.

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Contact Information

Taylor Visitor Info Centre
Web: www.districtoftaylor.com/

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