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Needles/Fauquier Cable Ferry Schedule


  • From Fauquier:
    Every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour
    between 5:00am and 10:00pm

  • From Needles:
    Every 30 minutes at 15 and 45 minutes past the hour between 5:15am and 9:45pm

Shuttle Service 10:00pm - 5:00am

(All times are Pacific Time)

Western Pacific Marine
General Enquiries: 250-265-2201
Fax: 250-265-2213

CROSSING TIME: 5 minutes

ROUTE: Across the Lower Arrow Lake, about 59 kilometres (45 Min.) south of Nakusp, and 116 kms (2 hrs) east of Vernon, on Highway 6, between Fauquier and Needles.

CAPACITY: 30 vehicles - 144 passengers

Upper Arrow Lakes Ferry Schedule

Leaves Shelter Bay Leaves Galena Bay
5:00 A.M. 5:30 A.M.
6:00 A.M. 6:30 A.M.
7:00 A.M. 7:30 A.M.
8:00 A.M. 8:30 A.M.
9:00 A.M. 9:30 A.M.
10:00 A.M. 10:30 A.M.
11:00 A.M. 11:30 A.M.
12:00 P.M. 12:30 P.M.
1:00 P.M. 1:30 P.M.
2:00 P.M. 2:30 P.M.
3:00 P.M. 3:30 P.M.
4:00 P.M. 4:30 P.M.
5:00 P.M. 5:30 P.M.
6:00 P.M. 6:30 P.M.
7:00 P.M. 7:30 P.M.
8:00 P.M. 8:30 P.M.
9:00 P.M. 9:30 P.M.
10:00 P.M. 10:30 P.M.
11:00 P.M. 11:30 P.M.
12:00 A.M. 12:30 A.M.
DAILY SCHEDULE - All times are Pacific Time

Additional summer service:
M.V. Shelter Bay operates in Shuttle Mode between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. from and including the Friday of the May long weekend to the Monday of the Thanksgiving long weekend.

DANGEROUS CARGO SCHEDULE: On Tuesdays and Thursdays the following trips will be reserved for fuel and Dangerous Cargo:
  • 9:00 leaving Shelter Bay
  • 9:30 leaving Galena Bay
  • 2:00 leaving Shelter Bay
  • 2:30 leaving Galena Bay

Western Pacific Marine
General Enquiries: 250-265-2201
Fax: 250-265-2213

CROSSING TIME: 20 minutes

D.E.V. GALENA CAPACITY: 50 vehicles - 150 passengers (subject to the approved carrying weight of the vessel)

Note: All vessels have an approved carrying weight as established by Transport Canada. Given the vessel's approved carrying weight and the weight of industrial trucks using the vessel, the DEV Galena may reach its weight limit before the deck space is full. This means that, when several industrial trucks are being transported, the ferry may sail with empty space on deck.

M.V. SHELTER BAY CAPACITY: 28 Vehicles - 150 passengers (SUMMER ONLY)

Canadian Coast Guard Regulations require that:

  1. not more than 12 passengers be carried on sailing with Dangerous Goods which are explosives; and
  2. not more than 25 passengers are to be carried with Dangerous Goods other than explosives.

When the reserved day coincides with a statutory holiday the Dangerous Cargo trips will be cancelled.