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The District of Taylor is a small municipality in Northeastern British Columbia. The town sits on a terrace 60 m above the north bank, looking down on Peace River. The geography of the region helps to bless the region with good weather, year-round. The south-facing terrace and the Peace River form the Taylor Flats’ microclimate. This produces more frost-free days than the of the Peace River region. Additionally, the rain shadow created by the Rocky Mountains ensures the town receives a suppressed amount of precipitation, especially snowfall.
Visitors to the area should take advantage of the regions fantastic climate, and engage in some of the many outdoors activities available. The Peace Island Park Trail System provides numerous trails through lush forests, and along the banks of the mighty and majestic Peace River. The trails are groomed in winter for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and dog-sledding, keeping them useable, year-round. The Lone Wolf Golf Club is an 18-hole, par 72, 7141 yard championship course open to the public from mid-April to late September. This would be a dream destination for any golfer who finds themselves in the region.
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.
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 area 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.