Elkford: Who’s who in business

Elkford’s slogan is “Wild at heart,” and the beautiful Rocky Mountain outdoors figure largely in both employment and recreation for the town’s residents.

Elkford welcomes tourism and business alike.

Elkford is a bustling community for business people. — Kirsten Armleder photo

Community Pulse Population3,000 Number of businesses276 Supporting industriesMining, tourism

Founded as a home for miners in 1971, Elkford now has a population of almost 3,000 people. The town is situated 35 kilometres north of Sparwood, at the end of Highway 43, a spur that runs north from the busy Crowsnest Highway in southeastern B.C.

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Elkford Chamber of Commerce

The Elkford Chamber of Commerce is an important part of the local business community.

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City of Elkford

Elkford is growing in leaps and bounds as new residents come here to pursue employment and business ownership opportunities.

Regular council meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, unless the Monday is a Statutory Holiday, then the meeting is held on the Tuesday. All meetings commence at 6:00 pm and are held in the Council Chambers, Elkford District Hall, 816 Michel Road, Elkford, B.C.

Current council

  • Dean McKerracher, Mayor
  • Ken Wildeman
  • Steve Fairbairn
  • Craig Robinson
  • Mandy McGregor
  • Joe Zarowny
  • Denise Bertrand

Economic development contact

  • Curtis Helgesen, Chief Administrative Officer

All members of Council can be reached by e-mailing [email protected] or calling 250-865-4000.

One-on-one with the Mayor

Dean McKerracher is mayor of Elkford, B.C.

Dean McKerracher has committed to the position of mayor of Elkford for a fourth consecutive term.

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Elkford branding and tourism

Top employers

Every year Kootenay Business lists the Top 110 employers in the Kootenays. Elkford is home to a few companies that made the list.

  • Teck Coal Ltd. (4,055)
  • East Kootenay Community Credit Union (68)
  • Elkford Motor Inn (37)

Longtime Businesses of Elkford

Skiers at the base of a ski run
Happy 40th, Wapiti

Wapiti ski hill in Elkford, B.C., is 40 years old and looking at expansion and development into a year-round attraction.

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Do you own a business in Elkford? We'd like to hear more about you. Please contact us if you're a successful long-time business owner in the area, or if you think you would qualify as a top employer in the Kootenays.

Promoted Elkford businesses