Submitted by Kootenay Lake Ferry Improvement Project Team
Persistent low water levels on Kootenay Lake require the use of MV Balfour for a few more days. MOTI and operators are actively monitoring water levels and aim to bring the larger capacity MV Osprey back into service as soon as possible. The refit of MV Osprey is complete on schedule and the vessel is ready to return to service when water levels are suitable.
While MV Balfour remains in service, we suggest you check Drive BC or the overhead signage in Creston and Nelson about potential sailing waits, arrive early for the ferry, allow time for a sailing wait, or if your schedule allows, consider off-peak crossing times or alternate routes.
We apologize for the inconvenience to ferry users.