Ferry Information

Maiden Voyage of the Osprey 2000

Maiden Voyage of the Osprey 2000

The 35 minute ferry crossing between Kootenay Bay (east) and Balfour (west) is the longest scenic free ferry crossing in the world. Scroll down for Webcam and Ferry Schedule.

Operated by the Ministry of Highways, the Osprey 2000 runs year round and the smaller Balfour ( boat not place) in summer months.  Restaurants and public bathrooms are on both side as well as on the Osprey. Foot passengers can walk on at any sailing to enjoy the lake cruise. Bus Schedule from Nelson

 

 

KOOTENAY LAKE FERRY SCHEDULE

Year Round Schedule – Summer Schedule in effect from
the third week of June each up to and including Labour Day

Expect delays during peak periods, weekends and holidays, nice place to have a coffee, snack or a swim though.

All times are pacific time
** Food Services on Osprey 2000 Only**

Vessel
Name
Balfour Terminal Kootenay Bay Terminal
Summer Winter Summer Winter
Osprey 2000 6:30 AM 6:30 AM 7:10 AM 7:10 AM
Osprey 2000 8:10 AM 8:10 AM 9:00 AM 9:00 AM
Osprey 2000 9:50 AM 9:50 AM 10:40 AM 10:40 AM
M.V. Balfour 10:40 AM 11:30 AM
Osprey 2000 11:30 AM 11:30 AM 12:20 PM 12:20 PM
M.V. Balfour 12:20 PM 1:10 PM
Osprey 2000 1:10 PM 1:10 PM 2:00 PM 2:00 PM
M.V. Balfour 2:00 PM 2:50 PM
Osprey 2000 2:50 PM 2:50 PM 3:40 PM 3:40 PM
M.V. Balfour 3:40 PM 4:30 PM
Osprey 2000 4:30 PM 4:30 PM 5:20 PM 5:20 PM
M.V. Balfour 5:20 PM 6:10 PM
Osprey 2000 6:10 PM 6:10 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Osprey 2000 7:50 PM 7:50 PM 8:40 PM 8:40 PM
Osprey 2000 9:40 PM 9:40 PM 10:20 PM 10:20 PM
For more information please call the Kootenay Lake Ferry at 250-229-4215