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Situated in some of the most rugged terrain in the heart of the Elk Valley, and amongst the densest wildlife population in North America, is the paradise town of Sparwood. The second largest centre on the Elk River, Sparwood has an amazing history, although it is one of the youngest towns in British Columbia. The coal mines have created one of the strongest resource-based economies in BC, and Sparwood continues to be the source of coal exported all over the world from British Columbia. Tours of the Elkview open-pit coal mine, the largest in Canada, are available during July and August. Golf at the easternmost golf course in the Rockies, kayaking and canoeing on Michel Creek and the Elk River, scenic hiking and mountainbiking routes, beautiful wildlife habitats, great fishing in the Elk Valley – these are all reasons to come and spend some time in Sparwood, BC. Your Sparwood Bed and Breakfast innkeepers take great pride in knowing that their backyard Utopia has remained largely unspoiled, with all mines in the Elk Valley taking radical steps at reclamation to ensure that they restore the natural beauty of the area to its pre-mining splendour. Visitors to this ‘best kept secret in the Rocky Mountains’ will enjoy the great outdoors, and can take a trip into the past in Sparwood’s many historical sites.