BREAKING, Sept 3, 2020: New electric ready Kootenay Lake ferry to be designed and built by Western Pacific Marine:

The province has announced B.C. company Western Pacific Marine Ltd. has been awarded the contract to design and build the new ferry for Kootenay Lake. The new electric-ready vessel is scheduled to enter service in early 2023, and will more than double the capacity of the MV Balfour, which it will replace.

For updates or to find more information about the project, please visit

Kootenay Lake Project Update SEP 2020

One Response

  1. Why electric ready?I remember when the Osprey first began operating it leaked oil or deisel for about a week into Kootenay Lake.That was gross.Why delay using electric motors?

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