|TAYLOR BC - History, Location, Population, Accommodations, Campgrounds, Golf, Taylor Speedway. Northern BC Peace Region.|
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Welcome to the "Industrial Capital of the North" Taylor BC. Located at Mile 35 along the Alaska Highway and is situated in the Valley of the Peace River once known as "Taylor Flats".
Taylor Inn. 10440-100 Street. (250) 789-3766.
Peace Island Park is located in Taylor along the Peace River. The Municipal Park and Campground is open May to August. 60 sites. (250) 789-9295.
Fairway RV Park. 16 sites. Cable TV, full hookups, showers, laundry. Located near golf course. 10034-100 Street. (250) 789-3794.
Lone Wolf Golf Club. 18 hole, par 72 golf course. Lessons, cart and club rentals, pro shop, clubhouse lounge. The course opened in 1995. 9999-99 Avenue. (250) 789-3711.
Also located next the the golf course is the driving range and tennis courts. A 3.5 km trail circles the golf course. In winter it is used for cross country skiing.
Taylor Community Hall and Cenotaph features photos of Taylor's history. Includes Taylor's war veterans and the army who built the Alaska Highway. Next to it is the Pool and Curling Rink as well as the District Ice Centre which opened in 1993.
Taylor Curling Club. 4 sheets of ice, variety of Bonspiels, lounge upstairs. (250) 789-3734.
Taylor Elementary School is located on the north side of town with up to 140 students attending. The first school in Taylor opened in 1919 and was called the Taylor Flats School. 945 Birch Avenue West. (250) 789-3323.
Part of the Peace Country includes the northeast part of British Columbia and the small community of Taylor situated along Highway 97. This town is located 14 km south of Fort St. John, and has a population of 1,501.
Alexander Mackenzie travelled through this area in 1793 in search of the Northwest Passage. Taylor was named after Herbie Taylor, who settled in this area in 1912. He was a fur trader, trapper, farmer and ferryman. Herbie was the first to put up a sign "Taylor Flats", as that area was known as Taylor Flats for years. In 1923, the post office was opened at Taylor's farm and the community was officially named Taylor. In 1957 Canada's 1st natural gas pipeline was constructed from Taylor to the United States border. (Westcoast Transmissions Gas Line) In 1958 Taylor was incorporated as a Village.
On the south end of town, many make their way up the steep highway towards Dawson Creek. A Viewpoint along the highway gives many the opportunity to see the magnificent view of the valley below. The blue Taylor Bridge crosses the Peace River and the Gas Plants are also very visible. The Peace River Suspension Bridge opened in 1943 and was the longest bridge on the Alaska Highway at 2130 feet. Unfortunately it collapsed in 1957. It was rebuilt in 1960.
Taylor is also known for its Market Gardens and its produce including Taylor Corn. Located in south part of Taylor.
Within a 100 km of Taylor there is a population of about 54,000 people.
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