Quality of Life
Elkford is a picturesque Rocky Mountain town founded in 1971 as a home for miners working at newly-established Fording Coal operations (now Teck Coal). 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 2,500 residents.
Elkford is largely undiscovered by lovers of Rocky Mountain recreation. 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.
Elkford’s relative location – within a three-hour investment radius of Calgary – is generating demand for recreational housing in Elkford.
Visitors and investors have, in recent times, come to the community and the area to counter the pressures of urban environments. These outdoor enthusiasts seek the serenity, peace, solitude, and active lifestyle that is afforded, and affordable, in Elkford – a rare commodity that is core to a unique community identity. They have discovered what Elkford residents already know – that blank spots on the map to explore and/or witness are a freedom that nurtures the human spirit.