Elkford is a picturesque Rocky Mountain town with an approximate population of 3,000 people and has a surrounding catchment population of approximately 3,500. Elkford is located on Highway 43, 35 km north of Sparwood and approximately 16 km west of the Alberta/British Columbia border.
Elkford is one of Canada’s highest and most ruggedly elegant communities in the Kootenay Rockies, and is the gateway to two of B.C.'s most beautiful and untouched provincial parks. In the winter months, the Wapiti Ski Hill offers fun for snowmobilers and downhill/cross-country skiers, while in the warmer months, the nearby Sulphur Springs offers serenity in a secluded natural setting. To the south of Elkford, Grave Lake is perfect for canoeing, kayaking, and fishing or simply relaxing and soaking up the sun. The main employment sectors in Elkford are Mining, Government/Public Sector and Tourism. No matter what the season people are attracted by the proximity to raw wilderness, for the abundant wildlife and for the friendly, welcoming community spirit of the Elkford residents. Drive times to major centres are approximately three and a half hours to Calgary (300 km), two hours to Cranbrook (152 km), and seven hours to Kelowna (650 km).