Local residents who rely on the Province’s inland ferry system will benefit from a new B.C. built cable ferry, the Arrow Park III.
The Arrow Park III has completed sea trials and the ferry is ready to enter service the week of March 30, 2020, when operations and environmental conditions permit. The vessel runs across the junction of Upper and Lower Arrow Lakes at Arrow Park, 22 kilometres south of Nakusp on Highway 6.
This is the last vessel to be delivered as part of a $27.9-million contract with Waterbridge Steel of Nakusp to design and build four new cable ferries. The new 24-car ferry will be larger and able to carry more vehicles than the existing ferry, with capacity increased to handle commercial vehicles at full highway loads.
This is also the first vessel of the ministry’s inland fleet that will be fully electrified, an important part of the Province’s CleanBC commitment. The vessel is scheduled to be fully electrified in 2021.
During the current COVID-19 pandemic, the ministry would like to remind people to avoid all non-essential travel and remain inside vehicles during sailings. Please follow the direction of the crew.