"Gem of the Kootenays" Kootenay Lake by Darby2

Kootenay Lake Travel Guide: 14 reviews and 48 photos

World's longest free ferry ride

Two large ferrys cross the lake from Kootenay Bay to Balfour. Each can accomodate about 80 vehicles and the crossing time is about 35 minutes...and, it's free!

Crystal clear streams feed the huge lake. This one is near Kooscanook.

The lake is about 80 miles long, up to 5 miles wide and nearly 600 feet deep.

  • Last visit to Kootenay Lake: Apr 2006
  • Intro Updated Apr 18, 2006
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  • allikat's Profile Photo
    May 14, 2006 at 5:18 PM

    Wow! So I've actually been on that paddlesteamer?? Thanks so much for finding all that info - Dad will be thrilled as he really couldn't recall.

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