Visit Elkford

Information about the District of Elkford, a remote community of the Canadian Rockies, located in the wilderness of the East Kootenay region.

We’re Proud to be the Wildest Place You’ve Ever Been

Before heading into the backcountry, it’s essential to plan and adequately prepare for hazards and emergencies. Regardless of the season, or your skill level, you should expect to encounter large wildlife, rockslides, avalanches, extreme weather conditions and other hazards. 

Check current burning regulations before lighting a fire, pack out your garbage, carry bear spray and be respectful of wildlife. Always tell someone where you are going and when you plan to be back. We also recommend carrying a radio, map, bottled water, food and emergency gear.

No matter how you choose to enjoy the great outdoors—whether you are hiking, biking, fishing, snowmobiling, skiing, snowboarding, horseback riding, off-roading, mountain climbing, bouldering, canoeing, kayaking, camping or backpacking—we also ask that you apply the Leave No Trace principles of outdoor ethics. Be safe!

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