McLURE – The McLure ferry is back in operation after a refit and the benefit of an early ice melt on the North Thompson River.
The ferry started running again on Thursday (Jan. 28, 2016) and is doing a steady business. Residents who rely on the ferry have been forced to take the long way around, crossing either at Barriere or Kamloops during the winter months.
The ferry will keep running as long as the ice doesn’t reform on the river.
Transport Canada took the popular ferry off the river and out of service last September for repairs and maintenance on its deck and pontoons. The work is required on a scheduled basis.
It provides a crossing point for anyone travelling between McLure or the Yellowhead Highway and the Westsyde Road link between Kamloops and Barriere.