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.


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.

Contact the district office: 816 Michel Road, Elkford, B.C.; (250) 865-4000

Current council:

  • Dean McKerracher, mayor
  • Steve Fairbairn
  • Craig Robinson
  • Mandy McGregor
  • Andrew Klapp
  • Len Gostick
  • Duncan McDonald

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

Economic development contact: Terry Melcer, interim CAO; [email protected]

In autumn of 2018, Dean McKerracher was acclaimed to his fifth consecutive term as mayor of the District of Elkford.
One-on-one with the Mayor

Dean McKerracher talks about the projects the village council has addressed in the past four years, and looks at its focus for the next four.

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