I have been on this ferry before and there is a post on it. I was out and about April 26, 2015 and decided to make a side trip as I thought the ferry would be open. I was a little surprised to find out that it wasn't running, last year I believe it was operational by this time. I expect it to be going any day since the Red Deer river is clear and not running high and winter looks like it is over. I thought they would have at least taken down the flag for the winter.