Ride the Stockton Ferry Across the Assiniboine

Snapshot 1 (14-09-2013 8-54 PM)

Reid Dickie

I made it back to the Stockton ferry during its hours of operation this week and hitched a ride across the river and back. Catherine, the ferry operator, said she does about 30 crossings in an eight-hour day. The Assiniboine River has gone down substantially over the last ten days so the landings are a little tricky.

There has been a ferry across the Assiniboine River at Stockton since 1887 after the Manitoba South Western Colonization Railway reached Glenboro. At one time about 150 river ferries operated in the province. The Stockton Ferry is the last river ferry in southern Manitoba.

The ferry is free and operates on limited hours: Monday to Friday from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. with no service on Saturday and Sunday. Click the pic to watch my 2:52 video of the crossing.

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