Elkford, British Columbia
, Canada prides itself on being "The Wilderness Capital of British Columbia.” Situated in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains in the southeast corner of British Columbia, this picturesque community is surrounded by lush sub-alpine forests, spectacular alpine meadows, majestic waterfalls, crystal clear lakes and streams. At 1300m (4,265 ft) above sea level, Elkford is B.C.'s highest community. Here anyone can reach new heights from your pristine vacation rental accommodations!
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. Make this community your home away from home and rent direct from owners at one of our vacation rentals and accommodations.
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.
Situated in the Rocky Mountains of southeastern British Columbia, this picturesque community is surrounded by lush, forested slopes, spectacular alpine-meadows and clear glacier fed lakes and streams, perfect for activities such as hiking, mountain biking, and camping. In such a setting, it is no wonder a myriad of sportsmen have visited the area for over a hundred years for outstanding hunting and fishing opportunities all within easy access of your vacation rental, cabins, cottages or other lodgings. The same wildlife that attracts hunters has also began to attract tourists with cameras, binoculars and sketchpads to view animals in their natural habitat.
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 all within a stone’s throw of your vacation rentals.
"Wilderness" remains core to what the community is and wants to be. Elk and deer are a common sight around this small town in its pristine environment. Rent holiday lodging directly from owners of chalets, cabins, house rentals, accommodations in Elkford, BC Canada.