• Balfour is an unincorporated community located about 30 km northeast of Nelson, along the shore of the west arm of Kootenay Lake. There is a ferry that crosses the lake from Balfour to Kootenay Bay.

    Click here to see a list of local businesses in Balfour

  • Village Population: 459 (2016 Census)

  • Balfour residents usually travel to Nelson to obtain healthcare services. There is a walk-in clinic at the Chako Miko Mall (1150 Lakeside Dr, Nelson, BC V1L 5Z3) for primary care visits. Urgent, emergent, and select specialist services are available from the Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson or Kootenay Boundary Hospital in Trail.

    The nearest hospital is located in Nelson.