Kootenay Lake Ferry

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The COVID-19 safety measures for the Province’s inland ferry system help protect the safety of passengers and crew.
It’s recommended that ferry passengers visiting any indoor spaces wear a mask. Passengers are also asked to limit their movements around the vessel, maintain physical distancing and respect posted occupancy limits.

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 with masks can walk on at any sailing to enjoy the lake cruise. Bus Schedule from Nelson

Kootenay Bay Ferry Landing Webcam - Provided by the 
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Ferry landing update 


 Summer schedule with both the Osprey and Balfour vessels now in effect

All hours are in Pacific time

Balfour Terminal Kootenay Bay Terminal
Summer Early Spring Summer Early Spring
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