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

 The Osprey 2000 Ferry will be out of service for its semi-annual maintenance, starting Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024 through April 23rd, 2024.
The smaller capacity MV Balfour ferry will be in service operating on the regular winter schedule. For up-to-date sailing information please check www.drivebc.ca.
Western Pacific Marine would like to thank you for your understanding.

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KOOTENAY
LAKE FERRY SCHEDULE

Off Season schedule is now in effect

All hours are in Pacific time

Vessel
Name
Balfour Terminal Kootenay Bay Terminal
Summer Off season Summer Off season
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