Elkford is a small community situated at the gateway to remote wilderness and one of the most spectacular parks in Western Canada. Bighorn sheep and mountain goats love this habitat. Mountain bikers, climbers, fishermen and hardy souls with an appetite for a self-sufficient living are drawn here. Elkford is in a mining country, the mainstay of the regional economy. Tours of the operation run in summers. Local shops and eateries serve up generous community spirit, as does the nine-hole golf course. Living here is about people and place. 

Distances: to Fernie - 50 mins; to Cranbrook - 2hrs; to Calgary - 3hrs 15 mins
About Elkford

Community Information

A curated collection of useful tidbits of information. 

The Basics


2,499 (2016)

Average Age

38 (2016

Average Home Price


Community Site

Distance (km)
Driving Time

Education, Healthcare, and Transportation

Education The District of Elkford has an elementary school and one secondary school. Each school has an active Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) who help with school activities, fund raising and the hot lunch program.
Health services in Elkford are highlighted by the Elkford Health Care Centre, which is a fully-equipped health care centre with a physician's clinic, nursing staff, lab and x-ray services, a part-time physiotherapist, and a public health nurse, drug and alcohol counsellors, mental health and youth outreach workers.
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