Currently no cancellations are anticipated. The Union and Pacific Western Marine are in negotiations as of November 13th. Monitor DriveBC for sailing status updates.
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
View a larger version of the web cam.
|Balfour Terminal||Kootenay Bay Terminal|
|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|