Kootenay Lake ferry terminals receive new webcams

Balfour and Kootenay Bay ferry terminals receive new DriveBC webcams.

The Balfour and Kootenay Bay ferry terminals are two of 30 locations receiving DriveBC webcams.

DriveBC is busy getting ready for summer travellers by installing 30 new webcams around B.C. and the first few are at the Balfour and Kootenay Bay ferry terminals.

The cameras are now live on the DriveBC network and will help people headed to the ferry gauge weather, road conditions and most importantly for the ferry terminals, line-ups.

A webcam was installed last summer at the Kootenay Bay terminal by the East Shore Internet Society.

The community operated webcam is still up and running through their website at webcams.theeastshore.ca

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure installed a webcam at Coffee Creek last summer.

There are also webcams at the summit of Kootenay Pass, the junction of Highways 3 and 6 at Salmo, and the junction of Highways 6 and 31A at New Denver.

Priority for new web cameras is given to routes prone to extreme weather or traffic congestion, and for sites where there are not already a nearby webcam.

The DriveBC webcams for Kootenay Bay and Balfour are up and running and can be viewed at drivebc.ca.


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