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Taylor is a small community 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. The District of Taylor has been part of the Peace Region for over a century. 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.

Taylor, BC community stores line one side of the highway. There is a small selection of retail shops, gas stations and a restaurant. Behind the strip of retail stores is the neighbourhood homes of the people of Taylor.

The Peace River is a popular destination for many in the area. The river provides boating, fishing, canoeing and swimming opportunities from many different access points on the river. From the Peace River Park, located south of the community, there is a hiking trail following the banks of the river providing views. Attend the annual World’s Invitational Class “A” Gold Panning Championships & Taylor Gold Panning Weekend, or Spirit of the Peace Pow Wow.

Of the BC Provincial Parks that we operate, Kiskatinaw, Beatton Lake and Charlie Lake are within close proximity.


See the links below to find out what’s going on in Taylor:

District of Taylor

District of Taylor Facebook Page

Taylor Visitor Centre