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All reviews crawford bay kootenay lake loading and unloading indoor seating min ride nice trip enjoyable ride great opportunity always on time long drive great scenery great ride the upper deck take pictures day trip worth the trip snack bar on board
This is a nice ride that takes about 35 minutes. We left from Balfour to Crawford Bay. There is a cafeteria for coffee and decks to stand and watch the shores go by. Worth the trip. Crawford Bay to Creston is one turney road!!
This was the second time in three years for us to travel from Kootenay Bay to Balfour on the Kootenay Lake Ferry. Last time we were trying to outrun a horrible rainstorm and never left the vehicle. This time, aboard the "Osprey 2000" we were...More
The Kootenay Lake ferry is a nice voyage across the lake and best of all it's free of charge. Journey takes about 40 minutes and is a great opportunity to take pictures.
The ferry has a frequency of about 100 minutes between sailings. There can...More
Just know in advance that you are in for a frustratingly long wait on any long weekend from May to September. The other option is to drive the Kootenay Pass, which would end up being faster if you have a sailing wait. That said, this...More
The ferries located in Balfour, BC, have long since boasted the slogan, "the longest free ferry ride in the world." I don't know if this still holds true, but it is a free ferry ride that never tires me. It is both exillirating and calming,...More
Waited three hours. Ridiculous.
The ferry itself is OK and I suppose it has some charm being the longest free ferry ride in the world but not worth the wait.
Cute but do the southern route drive. Just as scenic without the boring wait.