The Kootenay Lake Ferry operates between Kootenay Bay and Balfour. The Kootenay Bay ferry ramp is located approximately 5 mins from the Crawford Bay Inn. Two ferry vessels are used, the MV Osprey 2000 and MV Balfour. The crossing is about 8 kilometres (5 miles) in length and takes 35 minutes. The city of Nelson is located 33 kilometres from the Balfour ferry ramp.
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Crawford Bay is the central community located on the east shore of Kootenay Lake, midway along the eastshore of Kootenay lake on highway 3A. The lake is a pristine jewel laying between the rugged Selkirk and Purcell mountain ranges.
Where we are….
We are a 3 hour drive from Spokane, Washington. 6.5 Hours from Calgary, Alberta and 9 hours from Vancouver , British Colombia.
The nearest cities are Nelson , an hour to the west and Creston, a little more than one hour south.
There are many recreational activities possible in this beautiful wilderness area, including fishing, golfing, hiking, sightseeing, kayaking & canoeing.
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