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Adams Lake Ferry Both directions Adams Lake Ferry will be shut down for 2 hours in both directions May 27 from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM for inspections. Expect delays. Updated on Wed May 18 at 5:46 pm PDT. (ID# -58384)
Highway 3A between Castlegar and Creston Eastbound Heavy Traffic Volume at Balfour is now clear. Updated on Wed May 25 at 1:24 am PDT. (ID# 220140)
Kootenay Lake Ferry Eastbound Heavy Traffic Volume at Kootenay Lake at Balfour. One sailing wait. Delay longer than 30 minutes expected. Updated on Tue May 24 at 5:46 pm PDT. (ID# 220139)

Do You Need a Pleasure Craft Operator Card?

All operators of powered watercraft used for recreational purposes within BC, Canada now require a Pleasure Craft Operator Card.

Boaters are now required to have the Pleasure Craft Operator Card - Boaters Licence in order to operate a powered watercraft. There is no grandfather clause or age exemption – this law applies to all boaters. Powered watercraft includes watercraft fitted with any size motor – even a trolling motor.

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