Kootenay Lake Ferry Service Improvements
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The Kootenay Lake ferry operates vehicle and passenger service between Balfour and Kootenay Bay, a distance of nearly nine km. The MV Osprey, built in 2000, operates year round, and the MV Balfour, built in 1954, operates in the summer when the demand is higher. Following two rounds of public consultation we are improving the ferry service.
Improvements to the Kootenay Lake Ferry service will feature 4 components.
A new electric ready vessel will enter service by the end of 2022
West arm of Kootenay Lake will be dredged for navigational safety
Safety and amenity improvements at the Kootenay Bay Terminal
Safety and amenity improvements at the Balfour Terminal