Kootenay Lake Ferry Improvements Public Consultation

Public consultation for the Kootenay Lake Ferry Service Improvements is being held from February 19 through March 30, 2018. Community input will be considered along with technical, environmental and financial considerations, in the final plans for the project.

The public consultation provides an update on the new replacement ferry, proposed dredging near the terminal and other proposed improvements.

We want to hear from you about improvements to the Kootenay Lake Ferry and Balfour Ferry Terminal. Topics for feedback include:

  • Improving queuing safety
  • Increasing parking capacity
  • New public washrooms
  • Greenspace options

There is also an opportunity to provide additional comments and to sign up for construction information updates.

You can learn more and provide feedback by:

Email: balfourterminal@gov.bc.ca

Attn: Kootenay Lake Ferry Service Improvements
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
Marine Branch
PO Box 9850 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, B.C., V8W 9T5

Public Open Houses

Drop-in, no RSVP required.

Date Time Location
February 27, 2018
5 pm – 8 pm, MST Crawford Bay School
16150 Walkley Rd
Crawford Bay
February 28, 2018
5 pm – 8 pm, PST Redfish Elementary School
265 Bryan Rd.

Small Group Meetings 

Small group meetings are scheduled for two hours. Please register in advance by emailing balfourterminal@gov.bc.ca as space is limited.

Date Time Location
February 27, 2018
1 pm – 3 pm, MST Cabin Restaurant
16898 Scott Rd.
Kootenay Bay
February 28, 2018
1 pm – 3 pm, PST Dock ‘n’ Duck
7924 Hwy 3A,


Round 1 - Public Consultation June 15, 2016 - October 6, 2016

Round 2 - Public Consultation February 19 – March 30, 2018