Taylor

Population: 1,300.

Located on the north bank of the Peace River at Historic Milepost 35.

Visitor Information:  Infocentre on left northbound (turn west on 103 Avenue) on the Alaska Highway. This visitor centre has helpful staff waiting to assist travelers. Stop and photograph the Gold Panner statue. The infocentre is open May to September; phone 250-789-9015.

A hotel, motels, cafes, grocery store with liquor store, private RV park, gas/diesel station and post office are located here. The District of Taylor also runs the popular Peace Island Park campground; phone (250)789-9295. Turnoff at Milepost DC 34. Free municipal dump station and potable water located behind the Taylor Inn. Showers are available at the Taylor Curling Rink/Swimming Pool for $2.

Taylor is a unique community, offering both a pleasant rural lifestyle and tremendous recreational facilities as well as a strong industrial tax base. There is an Enbridge gas transmission and processing plant, the AltaGas Younger Extraction plant and the Canfor (Taylor) pulp mill. The Enbridge Energy natural gas pipeline reaches across the southern provinces of Canada with a network of branches into the U.S.

Attractions:

  • Recreation facilities include the 18-hole, par 72 Lone Wolf Golf Course (home of the world’s largest golf ball).
  • The World’s Invitational Gold Panning Championshipsare held at Peace Island Park on the weekend preceding British Columbia Day (first Monday of August).