Revel in Elkford’s wild beauty

Surrounded by natural attractions, Elkford is a sanctuary for outdoor enthusiasts

Dan Williams photo
Nature lovers flock to Elkford every year. — Dan Williams photo

At first glance, Elkford may seem like just another quaint mining community - but in reality it is so much more. There are gorgeous places to set up your RV, including the Elkford Municipal Campground, which boasts 77 sublime wilderness sites, hot showers, free firewood for registered guests, a sani-dump, cookhouse and family-size firepit that allows for group gatherings.

This campground is in close proximity to a number of recreational opportunities, and is well worth checking out. There are 40 kilometres of maintained trails close by, perfect for hiking, riding your bike or taking amazing photos.

So many things to see and do

Elkford is surrounded by several lakes, and Elk Lake Provincial Park is a Rocky Mountain gem just 50 kilometres north of town. You can come here to see crystal-clear water, towering cliffs, gushing waterfalls and memorable wildlife. Be sure to bring drinking water, as no potable water is available at the park. Be aware that this is a rugged wilderness area, so be sure to bring any necessary equipment or supplies you may require.

Another attraction just three kilometres from the highway is Josephine Falls. The 225-foot waterfall is a prime location for photography, a romantic stroll or a family picnic.

Is fishing your thing? You're in luck! The glacier-fed Elk and Fording rivers are populated with cutthroat trout, bull trout and Rocky Mountain whitefish.

Care for a round of golf? Elkford has you covered there, too. Mountain Meadows Golf Course has pleasantly challenging greens, a licensed restaurant and a spring water stream that meanders through the course, creating water challenges on three of the nine holes.


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