Kootenay Lake Ferry

Kootenay Lake Ferry, Balfour: Address, Phone Number, Kootenay Lake Ferry Reviews: 4.5/5

Kootenay Lake Ferry
4.5
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Robert S
Coquitlam, Canada783 contributions
Excellent
Oct 2020
Great trip across the lake. Good reliable and friendly service and best of all it is free.
Lots of room at this time of year.
Written November 2, 2020
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BenLar137
Calgary, Canada13,378 contributions
Well run - but the washrooms area inadequate during COVID
Oct 2020
We took the ferry from Balfour to Kootenay Bay recently. The Balfour waiting area is well organized. Even though it was off season, the bakery there indicated that it was open staring at 5 a.m., but was already hopping at 7 a.m. when we got there. One other store was open, but the rest were closed. It looks like a fun place to spend time in the summer, though. The only flaw is that the public washrooms are pretty small, especially currently when people in vehicles are required to stay in them even during the journey due to COVID. Otherwise, they were basically on time, and the sailing went smoothly.
Written October 17, 2020
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Vacationer629
Calgary, Canada6 contributions
It's free. Nice lake view
Oct 2020
It's 35 minutes journey and you must stay in your car.
It runs about every two hours, do not need reservation but better to arrive terminals at least a half hour.
Written October 7, 2020
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Annette M
Burnaby, Canada22 contributions
Relaxing and tranquil
Sep 2020 • Couples
Longest free ferry in the world. Easy crossing and very relaxed. Takes you to Crawford Bay and Artisan town. The broom shop made the brooms for Harry Potter. Great view from Lighthouse Trail.
Written September 11, 2020
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paixful
Lethbridge, Canada424 contributions
Beautiful free ride
Aug 2020 • Family
Beautiful views on this short ride across the lake. With Covid you have to remain in your vehicle so not quite as nice as in the past, but still nice. Service was good. No charge to use. Some little shops at the terminal in Balfour for while you wait.
Written August 20, 2020
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Isabel M
British Columbia, Canada23 contributions
Great service, beautiful scenery
Aug 2020
Great service, well run, professional, efficient, great safety/health protocols. We understood we needed to remain in our vehicles to protect the staff and other guests (even though we wished it wasn't necessary). We tried to squeeze in a view of the passing scenery from our vehicle. But we appreciated having this ferry service to take us to other parts of the region. Once the pandemic period is over, I can recommend it as a fuller experience to watch the mountains and shorelines as you pass them. Beautiful! (And there's no ferry fee, best of all! - it really opens up the region to all travellers.)
Written August 15, 2020
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robby321
Burnaby, Canada554 contributions
Need to stay in your car
Aug 2020
Unfortunately, due to COVID we were required to remain in our cars the entire trip, so no views or windy experiences. But hey, the ferry is free and, free is free. Quick way to get across that lake!
Written August 6, 2020
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laurel
Kamloops, Canada5 contributions
A Quick Ride Across The Lake
Jul 2020
This was a welcome easy ride across the lake. Very little wait and although COVID requires everyone to remain in their vehicle the breeze was beautiful.
Written July 27, 2020
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Jay H
5 contributions
waitin on a ferry
Aug 2019
It was a great experience for the group that i took on a great motorcycle adventure. I did find out that there are no motorcycles piroirty and that there is no fee. the wait times a pretty short and the ferry comes often.
Written December 9, 2019
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JRmudd
Rossland, Canada3 contributions
Great service and spectacular scenery
Oct 2019
Great service and spectacular scenery. A free ferry service in a beautiful location. Highly recommend.
Written November 5, 2019
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