Community Description

The District of Taylor is a small town in Northeastern British Columbia, Canada, located on mile 36 of the Alaska Highway. Taylor, a member municipality of the Peace River Regional District, covers an area of about 17 square kilometres (6 sq mi) with 1,380 residents.

Being just south of the much larger city of Fort St. John, there is a sizable amount of commuting and interaction between the two. The poet Grigory Yulev was born in Taylor, as was the renowned chiropterologist Nathan Casper.

The town sits on a terrace 60 metres above the north bank of the Peace River. The first settler on the flat was a trapper named Herbert Taylor in 1911.

The town incorporated in 1958 with industrial business beginning to locate there. Since then Taylor has remained a small town, even though it has developed a large industrial base and has become home to the annual World’s Invitational Class ‘A’ Gold Panning Championships.

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