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Sledding in Elkford

This website is devoted to the trail systems in and around Elkford and the Elk Valley.  Please see the menu on the left for information on the different types of trails, and the associations that maintain them.

For current trail conditions including snow reports, please visit and participate in our discussion forum.

Trail Repairs - Big Weary Ridge

10 Aug 2013
11 Aug 2013

We are looking for able bodies to start repairing the wash out to the trail up Big Weary Ridge.

We need winch operators, shovel experts, picks experts, chain saws, and bodies.  Under age 70 is preferred, our wash-out is about eight feet deep. We have some materials on site.  There are some dead trees close by, that may be of assistance.

It may take more than one day depending on the numbers we can get to help.  

ORV Registration & Licensing

Mr. Terry Wardrop
Quad Riders Association of British Columbia

Dear Mr. Wardrop:

Thank you for your insights, hard work and support to help improve off-road vehicle (ORV) management in British Columbia.  A solution has been a long time in the making, and has involved discussions with many people and organizations to identify shared interests and workable approaches for moving forward.

Manitoba flatlanders, the alpine and 1,225 kilometres

On a Yamaha 700 Rhino, these riders took a nine-day ATV ride in Elkford, B.C. » Read full article on Riders West

Elkford Tree Removal - Wildfire Protection Plan

The district of Elkford's tree removal contractors will be busy in the forested areas around town this summer beginning in May through to the end of 2009.

"Protecting communities from wildfire is a major objective of the Province of BC following the 2003 Firestorm Report prepared by Gary Filman after the 2003 fires season. Since 2006, the District has been working on a plan to protect the community from damage by wildfire."

"We expect to start the work in May 2009, beginning with units 11, 1 and 9 (see map). Treatments in the initial units should be complete in 2009 with replanting initiated in the highly visible areas where almost all of the trees are removed. Detailed plans will be reviewed with the community once the prescriptions are completed, and the District will hold on-site meetings with interested community members before the work starts. The meeting dates and times will be advertised closer to the dates."

For details of the strategy and specifics of the plan please visit the District of Elkford's Fire and Emergency Services page.

Koko Claims Trail Improvements

Volunteers from the Elkford ATV Club and the Elkford Snowmobile Association with the assistance of a dozer donated by Cameron Enterprises completed a major project on the Crossing Creek trail on November 21 and 22 of 2008.

The clubs recently secured a trail management agreement with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts to improve and maintain the Crossing Creek trail. As part of the agreement the clubs were required to install two culverts and are permitted to re-slope and straighten part of the trail to allow for easier and more frequent snowmobile trail grooming.

GeoCaches Around Elkford

Map of geo-cachesTo see a map of geocaches in the Elkford area, visit this link.

Geocaching is a rapidly growing global sport where outdoor enthusiasts seek out treasurers planted all over the world, using only a GPS receiver and a keen sense of adventure.  To learn more about geocaching visit www.geocaching.com

The BC Geocaching Association is a portal to caching in and around BC by providng the resources that allow geocachers to learn, communicate and experience all geocaching has to offer.  To learn more, visit www.bcgeocaching.com.

If you're interested in learning more about Geocaching and GPS navigation, the College of the Rockies Fernie campus is offering a Geocaching course on Saturday and Sunday Nov 1 and 2, 2008.

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