Kootenay Lake Ferry

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 Bay Ferry Landing Webcam - Provided by the East Shore Internet Society, with funding by the RDCK EDCK
View a larger version of the web cam.


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**

Balfour TerminalKootenay Bay Terminal
Osprey 20006:30 AM6:30 AM7:10 AM7:10 AM
Osprey 20008:10 AM8:10 AM9:00 AM9:00 AM
Osprey 20009:50 AM9:50 AM10:40 AM10:40 AM
M.V. Balfour10:40 AM11:30 AM
Osprey 200011:30 AM11:30 AM12:20 PM12:20 PM
M.V. Balfour12:20 PM1:10 PM
Osprey 20001:10 PM1:10 PM2:00 PM2:00 PM
M.V. Balfour2:00 PM2:50 PM
Osprey 20002:50 PM2:50 PM3:40 PM3:40 PM
M.V. Balfour3:40 PM4:30 PM
Osprey 20004:30 PM4:30 PM5:20 PM5:20 PM
M.V. Balfour5:20 PM6:10 PM
Osprey 20006:10 PM6:10 PM7:00 PM7:00 PM
Osprey 20007:50 PM7:50 PM8:40 PM8:40 PM
Osprey 20009:40 PM9:40 PM10:20 PM10:20 PM
For more information please call the Kootenay Lake Ferry at 250-229-4215

Leave a Reply

Optimization WordPress Plugins & Solutions by W3 EDGE