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.
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.
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.
- 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 has committed to the position of mayor of Elkford for a fourth consecutive term.Read full article
Elkford branding and tourism
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
Wapiti ski hill in Elkford, B.C., is 40 years old and looking at expansion and development into a year-round attraction.Read full article
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.