Elkford is a picturesque Rocky Mountain town founded in 1971 as a home for miners working at newly-established
Fording Coal operations. From its early days as a collection of temporary homes, a one-room school, and a single general store, Elkford has grown to its current population of nearly 3,000 residents.
Elkford remains a place where nature prevails – and humanity borrows a bit of space. The thrusted and vaulted limestone peaks of the Elk mountain range harbour wild places that engender profound human emotion. Elkford inspires outdoor pursuits…the palette of both active adventure and passive pursuit of serenity is as big as the mountainous expanse that surrounds.
Pristine natural wilderness is highlighted by proximity to Elk Lakes Provincial Park, Height of the Rockies Wilderness area along the continental divide, world class fly-fishing on the Elk River, a local ski hill, and a full range of community recreational amenities.
"Wilderness" remains core to what the community is and wants to be.
Elkford Visitor Centre
The Elkford Visitor Centre is now located in the new Elkford Community Conference Centre at 750 Fording Drive. To find out more about everything that Elkford has to offer, stop in at the Elkford Visitor Centre, or contact them by phone or email.
Recreation & Leisure
Elkford is defined by its Rocky Mountain location and by extension, its wealth of outdoor recreational opportunities.
Events & Attractions
Elkford is proud to support a variety of annual events and regional attractions.
Elkford has exceptional recreational facilities typically available only in communities of much larger size.
Elkford Community Conference Centre
The $6.4 million energy-efficient Community Conference Centre is constructed of structural wood and conserves maximum energy and reduces the Centre’s environmental footprint. The 1,800-square-metre building features a Visitor Centre, playschool, commercial kitchen, banquet hall with a stage for the performing arts, multi-purpose meeting rooms as well as historical displays. The building is being widely recognized for its innovative use of wood products, as it is the first commercial application of Cross Laminated Timbers (CLT) wall panels in North America.
Many Winter activities are on offer in Elkford ... check out the following links for further details:
If you would like further information on:
** Elkford ATV Club** Elkford Nordic Ski Club** Elkford Rod & Gun Club** Elkford Search & Rescue **
For information regarding:
** Elkford Figure Skating Club ** please contact Wanda Thompson on 250.865.2609.