Balfour and District Chamber of Commerce - British Columbia, Canada

Ferry Schedule

From Western Pacific Marine, the ferry operators:

Please note that all times are Pacific Standard Time.

Summer Schedule - June 14 - September 5

Vessel
            Departs Balfour
            Departs Kootenay Bay
Osprey
6:30 am
7:10 am
Osprey
8:10 am
9:00 am
Osprey
9:50 am
10:40 am
Balfour
10:40 am
11:30 am
Osprey
  11:30 am  
12:20 pm
Balfour
12:20 pm
1:10 pm
Osprey
1:10 pm
2:00 pm
Balfour
2:00 pm
2:50 pm
Osprey
2:50 pm
3:40 pm
Balfour
3:40 pm
4:30 pm
Osprey
4:30 pm
5:20 pm
Balfour
5:20 pm
6:10 pm
Osprey
6:10 pm
7:00 pm
Osprey
7:50 pm
8:40 pm
Osprey
9:40 pm
10:20 pm

 

Winter Schedule - September 6 - June 13

Vessel
            Departs Balfour
            Departs Kootenay Bay
Osprey
6:30 am
7:10 am
Osprey
8:10 am
9:00 am
Osprey
9:50 am
10:40 am
Osprey
11:30 am  
12:20 pm
Osprey
1:10 pm
2:00 pm
Osprey
2:50 pm
3:40 pm
Osprey
4:30 pm
5:20 pm
Osprey
6:10 pm
7:00 pm
Osprey
7:50 pm
8:40 pm
Osprey
9:40 pm
10:20 pm

Capacity

MV Osprey: 80 passenger car capability, 250 passenger capability.

MV Balfour (summer only) 28 passenger car capability, 150 passenger capability

Summer Traffic Peak Periods

Cars and trucks are loaded on a first-come first-served basis and for most of the year you will usually get the next ferry after you arrive. However, on busy holiday weekends and during the peak summer season, the vehicle traffic increases dramatically and ferry sailing waits are not uncommon. When approaching the terminals look for ferry line ups along the highway and position yourself accordingly. During the peak summer season, the terminals have attendants in high-visibility vests which will direct you into specific lanes for boarding.

Winter Pass Closures

When Kootenay Pass closes due to avalanche conditions, the MV Osprey will run 24 hours until the pass re-opens. Check the Ministry of Transportation Road Info website for updates

Weight Restrictions - Vehicles must comply with legal highway load restrictions

Height Restrictions 15' 2"