Ministry of Transportation Inland Ferries Shelter Bay - Galena

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Shelter Bay - Galena Bay
Type of Route

Conventional vessels

Contract operator WaterBridge Ferries Inc.
Terminals Shelter Bay

Galena Bay

Vessel based out of Shelter Bay Columbia
Sailing takes 20 minutes
First and last sailing out of [[Balfour 5:00 am *
12:00 am*
*year round
First and last sailing out of Kootenay Bay 5:30 am *
12:30 pm *

This route is WaterBridge Ferries Inc. by British Columbia Ministry of Transportation Inland Ferries with subsidy from Provincial of British Columbia.

Route Details

This route sails on Upper Arrow lake between Shelter Bay to Galena Bay.

Number of sailings

  • 20 sailing a day

How to determine will the vessel is?

Sailing take place on hour from Shelter Bay and half past the hour from Gelena Bay. Delays may occur after refuelling.


This route started in 1957 with opening of Gelena Bay opening but sailed to Arrowhead. In 1968 Arrowhead terminal moved to Shelter Bay. With the new shorten route D.E.V. Galena enter service on route. In 1990 a secondary vessel joined the route which operated in summer with a capacity of 30 vehicles and 150 per sailing named the Shelter Bay. In 2014 a new single vessel with a capacity of 80 vehicles and 250 passengers per sailing was placed on route named Columbia.


Columbia conversion to electric at late date.