About The District

Information about the District of Elkford, a picturesque mountain municipality in the southeast corner of the Kootenays. Get intimate with nature and discover the Wilderness Capital of British Columbia!

Elkford, B.C. Get Intimate With Nature

From Sparwood, follow Highway 43 north until the road ends and the wilderness begins. A hidden gem of the East Kootenay, Elkford is a high-altitude Rocky Mountain municipality that calls to the wild at heart and adventurous in spirit. Without a traffic light or big-box store in sight, Elkford’s rugged mountain ranges, iconic Canadian wildlife and untamed wilderness are truly an outdoor enthusiast’s dream come true.

Wilderness has always been at the core of Elkford’s identity. Built in 1971, as a homestead for mining industry workers and their families, Elkford has grown to boast the amenities, recreation facilities and luxuries of a much larger city centre. This idyllic mountain hamlet currently provides over 2,700 residents with postcard-perfect views, beautifully maintained community parks, a nine-hole golf course, hiking and mountain biking trails, a beautiful ski hill, world-class fishing, emerald lakes and endless backcountry to explore.

Whether you’re looking for your next great adventure, or a picture-perfect place to raise a family, you’ll find it in Elkford, the Wilderness Capital of B.C.