Inland Ferry Schedules


The inland ferries operate under private contract with the Ministry of Transportation. ALL INLAND FERRIES ARE FREE OF CHARGE TO USERS. Schedule, crossing time, passenger and vehicle capacity and contact information may be found by clicking on the map below or on each route listed on the left sidebar.

 

Alert: The Big Bar Ferry Ferry is experiencing delays. More information...

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Adams Lake Cable Ferry

ROUTE: Across Adams Lake, 20km north of Highway 1 between Chase and Sorrento. Located approximately 80km northeast of Kamloops and 50km northwest of Salmon Arm.

DAILY SCHEDULE: 24-hour shuttle service —(emergencies only between
3:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m.)

CROSSING TIME: 6 minutes

CAPACITY: 8 vehicles – 12 passengers

CONTACT INFO: Western Pacific Marine General Enquiries: 250-837-6676
Fax: 250-837-6645

 

 

 

 

Arrow Park Ferry

ROUTE: Across the junction of Upper and Lower Arrow Lakes at Arrow Park, 22km south of Nakusp on Highway 6.

DAILY SCHEDULE FROM EAST SIDE:

5:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon*
(Shutdown 12:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.)
2:15 p.m. to 9:10 p.m.*

DAILY SCHEDULE FROM WEST SIDE:

5:10 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.*
(Shutdown 12:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.)
2:30 p.m. to 9:20 p.m.*

* indicates last sailings

CROSSING TIME: 5 minutes

CAPACITY: 24 vehicles – 75 passengers

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Western Pacific Marine
General Enquiries: 250-837-6676
Fax: 250-837-6645

 

 

 

 

Barnston Island Ferry

ROUTE: Across Parsons Channel on the south side of the Fraser River between Barnston Island (north bank of channel) and Port Kells (south bank of channel). Port Kells is in the northeast corner of Surrey at the bottom of 104th avenue.

DAILY SCHEDULE: On demand
Mon – Thurs: 6:15 a.m. – 11:55 p.m.
On demand

Fri – Sun: 6:15 a.m. – 12:55 a.m.*
*Service is interrupted as/when river traffic warrants

CROSSING TIME: 5 minutes

CAPACITY: 5 vehicles –52 passengers

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Western Pacific Marine
General Enquiries: 604 681-5199

 

 

 

Big Bar Ferry

Important Ferry Service Interruption

Effective Thursday, May 28th, 2009 at 7 am the Big Bar Ferry will be restricted to light traffic due to high water levels. No trailers allowed.

ROUTE: Across the Fraser River, 72 kilometres west of Clinton. (An aerial tramway for passengers only—operates when water is low or icy).

DAILY SCHEDULE:
On demand
7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
(except noon - 1:00 p.m. and
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)

CROSSING TIME: 10 minutes

CAPACITY: 2 vehicles – 12 passengers

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Interior Roads
General Enquiries: 1 800 842-4122
Fax: 250 395-3092

 

 

 

Francois Lake Ferry

ROUTE: Across Francois Lake on Highway 35, about 26 kilometres south of Burns Lake, from the community of Francois Lake to Southbank.

Francois Lake Ferry Landing webcam.

DAILY SCHEDULE:
From southside, 5:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
From northside, 5:55 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Follow this link for a detailed schedule

CROSSING TIME: 15 minutes

CAPACITY: 52 vehicles – 145 passengers

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Waterbridge Equipment Ltd.
General Enquiries: 250 695-6491
Fax: 250 695-6305

 

 

 

Glade Cable Ferry

ROUTE: Across the Kootenay River on Highway 3A (22.5 kilometres west of Nelson) to Glade.

DAILY SCHEDULE: On demand
5:00 a.m. – 2:15 a.m. from Glade.
5:05 a.m. – 2:20 a.m. from Highway 3A.

CROSSING TIME: 3 minutes

CAPACITY: 8 vehicles – 50 passengers

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Schedule Information: 250 229-4215
Western Pacific Marine
General Enquiries: 250 229-5650
Fax: 250 229-5679

 

 

 

Harrop Ferry

ROUTE: Across Kootenay River, on Highway 3A, 24.5 kilometres northeast of Nelson and 8 kilometres west of Balfour to the communities of Harrop and Procter (on the south bank)

DAILY SCHEDULE: On demand 24 hours.

CROSSING TIME: 5 minutes

CAPACITY: 18 vehicles – 74 passengers

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Schedule Information: 250 229-4215
Western Pacific Marine
General Enquiries: 250 229-5650
Fax: 250 229-5679.

 

 

 

Kootenay Lake Ferry

ROUTE: Across Kootenay Lake, 35 kilometres east of Nelson on Highway 3A, between Balfour (west side) and Kootenay Bay (east side), 70 kilometres from Creston on Highway 3A.

DAILY SCHEDULE:
The M.V. Osprey 2000 sails from Balfour, 6:30 a.m. – 9:40 p.m. and from Kootenay Bay, 7:10 a.m. – 10:20 p.m.

SUMMER: (June 18 to September 9, 2009)
In addition to the above M.V. Osprey 2000 schedule, the seasonal vessel M.V. Balfour provides daily extra service on the route from Balfour 10:40 a.m. to 5:20 p.m., and from Kootenay Bay 11:30 a.m. to 6:10 p.m.

(Times listed are Pacific Time Zone)

Follow this link for a detailed schedule

CROSSING TIME: 35 minutes. Additional sailings in summer.

M.V. OSPREY 2000 CAPACITY: 80 Vehicles – 250 passengers

M.V. BALFOUR CAPACITY: 28 Vehicles – 150 passengers (SUMMER ONLY)

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Schedule Information: 250 229-4215
Western Pacific Marine
General Enquiries: 250 229-5650
Fax: 250 229-5679.

 

 

M.V. Osprey 2000

 

M.V. Balfour

 

Little Fort Ferry

ROUTE: Across the North Thompson River, 93 kilometres north of Kamloops on Highway 5.

DAILY SCHEDULE: Operates daily
7:00 a.m. to 12:00 and
1:00 p.m. to 6:20 p.m. (last trip)

CROSSING TIME: 5 minutes

CAPACITY: 2 vehicles – 12 passengers

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Argo Road Maintenance Inc.
General Enquiries:
1 800 661-2025 or 250 374-6690
Fax: 250 374-6692

 

 

 

Lytton Ferry

Important Ferry Service Interruption

Effective Thursday, May 7th, 2009 at 6:30 am the Lytton Ferry will be restricted to light traffic and local School Buses due to high water levels.

The Lytton Ferry may have to be closed in the near future because of high water levels.

ROUTE: Across the Fraser River, about 2.4 kilometres north of Lytton. (No service during high water).

DAILY SCHEDULE: On demand
6:30 a.m. – 10:15 p.m.
(except 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
and 6:30 – 7:00 p.m.)

CROSSING TIME: 5 minutes

CAPACITY: 2 vehicles – 12 passengers

CONTACT INFORMATION:
General Enquiries:
VSA Highway Maintenance Ltd.
1 888 315-0025 or 250 315-0166
Fax: 250 315-0169

 

 

 

McLure Ferry

ROUTE: Across the North Thompson River, 43 kilometres north of Kamloops—off Highway 5 (east side of river) *No service during high water or winter freeze up. Detour via Westsyde Road.

DAILY SCHEDULE: Operates daily
7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and
1:00 p.m. to 6:20 p.m. (last trip)

CROSSING TIME: 5 minutes

CAPACITY: 2 vehicles – 12 passengers

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Argo Road Maintenance Inc.
General Enquiries : 1 800 661-2025
or 250 374-6690
Fax: 250 374-6692

 

 

 

Needles Cable Ferry

ROUTE: Across the Lower Arrow Lake, about 59 kilometres south of Nakusp on Highway 6, between Fauquier and Needles.

DAILY SCHEDULE:
Every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour from Fauquier 5:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Every 30 minutes at 15 and 45 minutes past the hour from Needles 5:15 am – 9:45pm.

Shuttle Service 10:00 p.m. - 5:00 a.m.

CROSSING TIME: 5 minutes

CAPACITY: 30 vehicles 144 passengers

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Western Pacific Marine
General Enquiries: 250 837-6676
Fax: 250 837-6645

 

 

 

Upper Arrow Lakes Ferry
– Galena Bay & Shelter Bay

ROUTE: Across Upper Arrow Lake, 49 kilometres south of Revelstoke on Highway 23, between Shelter Bay and Galena Bay.

DAILY SCHEDULE: The D.E.V. Galena sails from Shelter Bay 5:00 am – 12:00 am and from Galena Bay 5:30 am – 12:30 am.

Dangerous cargo sailings are Tuesday and Thursday from Shelter Bay at 9:00 am and 2:00 pm and from Galena Bay at 9:30 am and 2:30 pm. (Please refer to additional Dangerous Cargo details below.)

SUMMER: In addition to the above D.E.V. Galena schedule, the seasonal vessel M.V. Shelter Bay operates in Shuttle Mode between 9:00 a.m. and approximately 7:00 p.m. daily from May 15-18, 2009, inclusive, and beginning June 19, 2009.

During the Summer season, Monday through Thursday the 5:30 pm sailing of the M.V. Shelter Bay from the Shelter Bay Terminal will accommodate additional Dangerous Goods sailings if required. (Dangerous Goods carriers are cautioned that the evening return trips on the D.E.V. Galena will be subject to passenger counts being less than 12 or 25 passengers as the case may be.)

Follow this link for a detailed schedule

CROSSING TIME: 20 minutes

D.E.V. GALENA CAPACITY: 50 vehicles – 150 passengers (subject to the approved carrying weight of the vessel)

Note: All vessels have an approved carrying weight as established by Transport Canada. Given the vessel’s approved carrying weight and the weight of industrial trucks using the vessel, the DEV Galena may reach its weight limit before the deck space is full. This means that, when several industrial trucks are being transported, the ferry may sail with empty space on deck.

M.V. SHELTER BAY CAPACITY: 28 Vehicles - 150 passengers (SUMMER ONLY)

DANGEROUS CARGO SCHEDULE:
On Tuesdays and Thursdays the following trips will be reserved for fuel and Dangerous Cargo:

Schedule
Tuesdays and Thursdays

9:00 leaving Shelter Bay 
9:30 leaving Galena Bay
2:00 leaving Shelter Bay
2:30 leaving Galena Bay

Canadian Coast Guard Regulations require that:

  1. not more than 12 passengers be carried on sailing with Dangerous Goods which are explosives; and
  2. not more than 25 passengers are to be carried with Dangerous Goods other than explosives.

When the reserved day coincides with a statutory holiday the Dangerous Cargo trips will be cancelled.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Western Pacific Marine
General Enquiries: 250-837-6676
Fax: 250-837-6645

 

 

D.E.V. Galena

 

 

M.V. Shelter Bay

 

Usk Ferry

ROUTE: Across the Skeena River, about 16 kilometres northeast of Terrace, 0.8 kilometres off Highway 16, between South and North Usk. (An aerial tramway for passengers only operates when water is low or icy).

DAILY SCHEDULE:

On demand

6:15 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.

 

except

9:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

 

 

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. and

 

 

6:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

CROSSING TIME: 5 – 7 minutes

CAPACITY: 2 vehicles – 12 passengers

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Nechacko Northcoast Contractors
General Enquiries: 250 638-1881
Toll-free: 1 800 665-5051
Fax: 250 638-8409

 

 

 

Safety Information

 

In the event of an emergency, please move away from the areas of concern and follow the instructions of ship's personnel.

 

Emergency Signals

Standard signals are used to alert crew members to an emergency. They include:

  • Fire – a continuous ringing of the alarm bell.
  • Person Overboard – three long soundings of the whistle and general alarm bell.
    *In Person Overboard situations, never crowd outer decks where rescue operations are underway.
  • Boat/Raft Stations – seven (or more) short soundings followed by one long sounding of the ship's whistle and/or general alarm bell.

These signals will be followed by an announcement explaining the emergency.

If you hear a signal, don't panic. Our crew will take charge of the situation and let you know exactly what to do.

 

Transport Regulations

Safety regulations prohibit the transport of gasoline and propane gas in excess of the following quantities:

  • Recreational Vehicles – not more than two cylinders of propane safely secured to the vehicle in an upright position with valves closed and tagged, plus one only 25-litre gasoline container, empty or full. Propane-powered refrigerators must have the thermostat control turned to the "off" position.

  • Automobiles – not more than one 25-litre gasoline container, empty or full.

  • Motorboats (towed) – not more than two portable 25-litre containers, empty or full.

Certain items, such as paint and adhesives, are subject to regulations and may not be carried. If you are in doubt about goods you want to transport, please inquire at your local terminal before travelling.