Situated in the Rocky Mountains of South-eastern British Columbia, lush, forested slopes, spectacular alpine-meadows, glacier fed lakes and streams surround the picturesque community of Elkford. In such a setting, it is no wonder a myriad of outdoor and sports lovers have visited this area for over a hundred years. The wildlife attracts tourists with cameras, binoculars and sketchpads to view animals in their natural habitat.
Elkford is served by a paved two-lane, provincial highway which is regularly maintained and snow cleared. Highway 43 intersects Highway 3 (the Crowsnest Pass) at Sparwood, linking Elkford with Alberta, Cranbrook and beyond.
Outdoor recreation includes heli-skiing, ice-climbing, hang gliding, mountaineering, horseback riding, river rafting, kayaking, fishing, wildlife viewing, birdwatching, biking, hiking, golfing, ski area, wetland tours, and snowmobiling. In fact, Elkford is a "snowmobiler's paradise" and offers spectacular sledding opportunities that range from family outings to breathtaking mountain challenges. Many of the trails travel through large mountain basins, high mountain passes and beautiful valleys - all providing spectacular riding opportunities.
After a full day of swimming, skiing or hiking try one of Elkford's restaurants or pubs that offer a variety of settings and cuisine's. Elkford has numerous accommodations to keep you warm at night, 1 motel, 1 hotel, a Municipal Campground and several Bed and Breakfasts.