Balfour & District Business & Historic Association
Balfour BC (600 km w of Calgary via Hwy 1 or Hwy 3)
There’s more to Balfour than the world’s longest free 80-car ferry ride! Located on Kootenay Lake between the Purcell and Selkirk ranges of the Canadian Rockies, Balfour is a vibrant small community naturally brimming with reasons to visit and stay.
Whether by motorcycle or mountain bike, towing a trailer or in an RV, by yourself or with your family, Balfour is a destination with something for everyone. In and on the deep clear water, enjoy sailing, kayaking, and sandy beaches. Hike to breathtaking views, or stroll by the lake, take a relaxing soak at Ainsworth Hot Springs or unwind at a local spa. Play a round at spectacular Balfour Golf Course—even more beautiful in autumn!
And Kootenay Lake is host to year-round, world-class fishing.
Experience some of Canada’s most inspiring natural geography and history. Take a trip back in time to the ghost towns of silver mining days, and the heritage buildings of Nelson and Kaslo. Learn about the role played by the steamships and ferries in the development of this historic area.
Laid-back to high-energy, budget-conscious to upscale, “roughing it” or self-indulgent……you’ll want to stay in Balfour.
UPCOMING 2012 EVENTS
May 19-20-21 17th Annual Bill King Memorial Fishing Derby
September 1 15 & Under Squawfish Derby