• Airlines
    The closest major airport is the Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International Airport. Air Canada, Central Mountain Air and Pacific Coastal all have flights into Cranbrook.

    Public Transit
    There is a local bus service throughout Elkford provided by BC Transit. Please check online for current fares and detailed schedules.

    Car Rentals
    Budget and Enterprise are located at the Canadian Rockies International Airport.

  • The Elkford Chamber of Commerce provides valuable information about the community, relocation and local businesses.

    Elkford currently has an East Kootenay Community Credit Union.

    Elkford is in Southeast Kootenay School District #5. It is also home to a College of the Rockies campus.

    Rocky Mountain Elementary (K-6, 228 Students)
    Box 460
    Elkford, BC, V0B 1H0
    P: 250 865-4625 | F: 250 865-4451

    Elkford Secondary (7-12, 165 Students)
    Box 910
    Elkford, BC, V0B 1H0
    P: 250 865-4674 | F: 250 865-2915

    Visitor Center
    Elkford Visitor Centre
    750 Fording Drive
    Elkford, BC, V0B 1H0
    P: 250 865-44015 | TFP: 1 877 355-9453

  • The Elkford Recreation Centre houses a 3-sheet curling club and lounge, a full size hockey arena, horseshoe pits, and 6 ball diamonds.

    The Elkford Aquatic Centre caters to the swimming enthusiast. It has 4 lanes for swimming and a “beach front” access for young children, two diving boards, a slide, whirlpool hot tub and a sauna.

    Annual events include: Wildcat Days – a family festival of games and activities, including a parade, that celebrates one of the first pioneers in the Elkford area, “Wildcat Charlie” Weigert, and the Elkford Wilderness Sled Dog Derby – a family event centred around sled dog races, snow sculpting, and other winter events.

    Elkford’s local Wapiti Ski Hill offers weekly night skiing and day skiing on weekends.

    The Mountain Meadows Golf Course on Highway 43 in Elkford offers virtually “no wait” golfing. Nestled between snow-capped peaks, Rocky Mountain splendour surrounds you at every hole.

    Angling for cutthroat trout, dolly varden, and Rocky Mountain whitefish can be productive in the glacier fed waters of the Elk and Fording River watersheds.

    Old forestry and exploration roads provide hours of pleasurable hiking and riding. For the more adventurous, there are excellent single tracks, intense downhill runs and challenging climbs to test your skills and endurance, ATV trail riding, cross-country skiing, camping, fishing, golfing, hiking, mountain biking, and snowmobiling.