Overview

Alberta Transportation operates 6 ferries as part of Alberta’s highway network.

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Bleriot Ferry

Bleriot Ferry

Table 1. Bleriot Ferry information

Subject Details
Location Highway 838 over the Red Deer River
Operating information Operates:
· 7 am to 11 pm daily from the May long weekend to the September long weekend
· 7 am to 7 pm daily from the September long weekend to October 30
Length of crossing (m) 105
Load capacity (kg) 62,500
Propulsion Cable
Ferry Length (m) 27.6
Ferry breadth (m) 10.36
Ferry hull depth (m) 1.37
Capacity 1 crew member, 99 passengers, 13 mid-size cars
Year built 1997
Contact Phone: 403-823-1788 (Gordon Wilton)
Phone: 403-823-1601 (Darcy Newton)

Crowfoot Ferry

Crowfoot Ferry

Table 2. Crowfoot Ferry information

Subject Details
Location Range Road 201, 5 km south of the junction of Highways 1 and 56
Operating information Operates: 7 am to midnight daily from April 23 to noon of November 14
Length of crossing (m) 150
Load capacity (kg) 62,500
Propulsion Cable
Ferry Length (m) 27.6
Ferry breadth (m) 10.36
Ferry hull depth (m) 1.37
Capacity 1 crew member, 45 passengers, 9 mid-size cars
Year built 1992
Contact Phone: 403-734-2194 (Mike Yule)
Phone: 403-912-3390 (Doug Goodine)

Finnegan Ferry

Finnegan Ferry

Table 3. Finnegan Ferry information

Subject Details
Location Highway 862 over the Red Deer River
Operating information Operates: 7 am to midnight daily from April 17 to noon on November 2
Length of crossing (m) 105
Load capacity (kg) 62,500
Propulsion Cable
Ferry Length (m) 22.5
Ferry breadth (m) 10.36
Ferry hull depth (m) 1.37
Capacity 1 crew, 45 passengers, 13 mid-size cars
Year built 2001
Contact Phone: 403-501-8290 (Wade Baskin)
Phone: 403-529-3644 (Doug Scheeler)

Klondyke Ferry

Klondyke Ferry

Table 4. Klondyke Ferry information

Subject Details
Location Highway 661 over the Athabasca River
Operating information Operates: 6:30 am to 11:30 pm daily from early May to November (exact end date to be announced)
Length of crossing (m) 230
Load capacity (kg) 50,000
Propulsion Cable
Ferry Length (m) 20.42
Ferry breadth (m) 9.96
Ferry hull depth (m) 1.3
Capacity 1 crew member, 50 passengers, 13 mid-size cars
Year built 1983
Contact Phone: 780-379-0073 (Walter Henson)
Phone: 780-674-8228 (Brent Churla)

La Crete Ferry

LaCrete Ferry

Table 5. La Crete Ferry information

Subject Details
Location Highway 697 over the Peace River
Operating information Operates: 24 hours a day from April 29 until late November (exact end date to be announced)
Length of crossing (m) 680
Load capacity (kg) 95,000
Propulsion Self-propelled
Ferry Length (m) 33.4
Ferry breadth (m) 32
Ferry hull depth (m) 1.52
Capacity 2 crew members, 60 passengers, 14 mid-size cars
Year built 1987
Contact Phone: 1-800-828-3908 (La Prairie Group)
Phone: 780-926-2241 (Paul Catt)

Shaftesbury Ferry

Shaftesbury Ferry

Table 6. Shaftesbury Ferry information

Subject Details
Location Highway 740 over the Peace River
Operating information Operates: 7 am to 11:30 pm daily from early May to November (exact end date to be announced)
Length of crossing (m) 325
Load capacity (kg) 38,000
Propulsion Hull, tug push
Ferry Length (m) 22.56
Ferry breadth (m) 12.12
Ferry hull depth (m) 1.22
Capacity 2 crew members, 46 passengers, 8 mid-size cars
Year built 1962
Contact Phone: 1-800-828-3908 (La Prairie Group)
Phone: 780-624-6132 (Erwin Kurz)

Contact

For more information about Alberta ferries:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-415-1030
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: trans.highwayoperations@gov.ab.ca

Address:
Alberta Transportation
2nd Floor, Twin Atria Building
4999 98 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta  T6B 2X3