Friday 9 June 2017

Crowfoot Ferry June 4, 2017

There are seven ferries in Alberta and until recently only six were operating. The Crowfoot Ferry has been out of operation for four years. It was beached due to the damage caused by the flooding of the Bow River in 2013. I honestly thought it would never be in operation again. The sign is new, the approaches to the ferry were all redone, the cable towers for the cable ferry are all new. The government poured a lot of money to get this up and running. I am surprised this is back in operation since it does not get a lot of traffic. I talked to the operator and he said he had only four cars the day before which was Saturday.

I heard this was running from the operator of the Bleriot Ferry. After doing some grunt work and clearing away some personal chores I made a run for it Sunday evening. It is just south of the junction of Highway 1 and Highway 56 east of Cluny, Alberta. I have now taken every ferry crossing in Alberta. 

The Bow River is a running a bit high.

I really should be nicer to the KIA. It likely does not appreciate being taken on all of these gravel roads. It is killing a lot of bugs.


  1. Ferries in Alberta, who knew? I'm starting the day off right by learning something new!

  2. Nice work to conquer the Saskatchewan ferry system!

  3. I'm adding a crossing of the Crowfoot Ferry to my bucket list. This is the kind of stuff that makes this blog great.

  4. It's not a bridge, but next best thing so it'll do. Will have to check it out. Never knew it was running again. As always, a big fan of your style.

  5. Nice it is really open. I might even check it out this wknd if I hit the area before dark so I can get a few photo's as well. I am wondering how much time is really saved as after exit on the west side it is 26 km of gravel back to the Milo bound hwy.