Ward’s Ferry

Ward’s Ferry

Ward Ferry 4 Ted Seeberg

Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Distance: 8km
Elevation Gain: 200m (Glade to South Slocan)
Dog Friendly: Yes
Bike Friendly: Yes
Facilities: None
Season: Year-round

An 8 km riverside trail following the Kootenay River from Glade north to Rover Creek Road across the river from South Slocan. Most of this trail follows the shore of the Kootenay River, there are many opportunities to stop and watch Mother Nature at work. There are some challenging sections so wear good shoes.

April 12, 2021: Travel on Ward’s Ferry Trail is currently NOT recommended due to severe blow down over a 3 km stretch of the trail.  This will take volunteers a substantial amount of time to clear. Check this site to learn when it reopens

Ward’s Ferry Access

Access from Glade:

Head North on Hwy 3A towards Nelson

Turn right after lumber yard at Glade Ferry sign

Cross the Kootenay River on the Glade Ferry

Take the first left on Glade Road

When this road turns to gravel (1.7km), keep to your left and continue on for 0.5km

Access from South Slocan:

Head east on Hwy 3A towards Nelson

Exit right on Blewett Road just passed S. Slocan Village Road on the left

Travel on Blewett Road for 3.6km crossing the Kootenay River

Turn right on Rover Creek Forest Service Road just after the canal bridge

Follow for 1.5km and park by the clearing on the right, this is the trailhead

Ward's Ferry Access