Kootenay Lake Ferry

Kootenay Lake Ferry

The Kootenay Lake ferry runs across Kootenay Lake, 35 kilometres east of Nelson on Highway 3A, between Balfour (west side) and Kootenay Bay (east side), 70 kilometres from Creston on Highway 3A.

Capacity of the M.V. Osprey 2000 is 80 vehicles and 250 passengers. The M.V. Balfour can accommodate 28 vehicles and 150 passengers (summer only).

Service hours:

The M.V. Osprey 2000 operates

  • From Balfour
    6:30 am – 9:40 pm
  • From Kootenay Bay
    7:10 am – 10:20 pm

Temporary service changes:

Due to the Balfour Ferry Improvement Project there will be temporary service changes on the Kootenay Lake Ferry.

Additional summer service:

The M.V. Balfour operates:

  • From Balfour
    10:40 am – 5:20 pm
  • From Kootenay Bay
    11:30 am – 6:10 pm

Summer service operates from June 23 to Sept. 12, 2017.

Crossing Time: 35 minutes

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