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Elkford is a remote town of under 3,000 people located amidst majestic and untamed wilderness.
Visitors can access pristine natural wilderness through the Elk Lakes Provincial Park, Height of the Rockies Wilderness area along the continental divide, first-class fly-fishing on the Elk River, an exhilarating local ski hill, and a full range of community recreational amenities.
Founded in 1971, Elkford was a home for miners working at the newly established Fording Coal operations. While Elkford has developed, surpassing its collection of temporary homes, one-room school, and general store, the town remains decidedly small and remote amidst the towering and stunning landscape. To Elkford, wilderness remains core to what the community is and wants to be.
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