Kootenay Lake Ferry Service Improvements

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.

Kootenay Lake ferry

Improvements

Improvements to the Kootenay Lake Ferry service will feature 4 components.

New Vessel

Kootenay Lake Ferry Improvements - New Vessel Rendering

A new electric ready vessel will enter service by the end of 2022

Dredging

Kootenay Lake Ferry Improvements - Dredging

West arm of Kootenay Lake dredged for navigational safety

Kootenay Bay Terminal

Kootenay Lake Ferry Improvements - Kootenay Bay Ferry - PLACEHOLDER

Safety and amenity improvements at the Kootenay Bay Terminal

Balfour Terminal

Kootenay Lake Ferry Improvements - Balfour Ferry Terminal Improvements

Safety and amenity improvements at the Balfour Terminal

Project Status

Public Consultation

Technical Studies