Arguably the world's longest free ferry ride which connects East and west shores of Kootenay Lake on Hwy 3A. Balfour sits roughly halfway between Nelson and Kaslo at the mouth of the West Arm of Kootenay Lake. Besides its convenient and idyllic lakeside location, the Balfour area has much to offer travellers including the Balfour Golf Course, lodging and a few fun places to eat.