Charter Member

                      Balfour & District  Business and Historic Association (Chamber of Commerce) 

In The Store

Balfour Gill and Gift is open year round for fishermen, souvenir hounds visitors and locals in need of a little gift , some wrap, and a card. We have put together a remarkable collection of tackle to help make your fishing trip a success and you will not find more Ferry souvenirs and items that say Balfour anywhere else.  We are also a prepay full service gas station, regular and diesel and have drinks and snacks to take along on the road.  We carry a nice selection of gifts for Christmas shopping ( good last minute stocking stuffers too).



 Due to the many customers calling in for this service, we now offer products for sale via mail order and show some of our the popular tackle listed on the shopping page.  You can contact us by email or call directly at 250-229-2113 to place an order.  Things not listed but in stock in the store are also for sale.   All purchases must be prepaid before product is sent.  This can be by credit card over the phone or by cheque that clears before product shipped.   Never give your credit card number in your email to us. Give us your phone number and we will call for your card number the day we ship.



Daily  hours        

Regularly              8:00 - 6:00

July and August  8:00 - 8:00

Closed Christmas and Boxing Day in respect of Christ and New Year's Day for the fun derby. 

The Gills:

  • If you fish Kootenay Lake, you'll want to stop here first. We carry the widest selection of tackle and fishing equipment for absolutely miles around and if  we don't have, you want it and it's possible we'll quickly bring it in for you.   We also have emergency items for boating. We pride ourselves on the competitive pricing and good service we offer.  No fisherman (generic term) is unimportant to us. If you do well, so do we.  We want to see you succeed at this wonderful sport so will try to be of as much help as we can. We learn from fishing Kootenay Lake ourselves and asking questions and would love to hear your fish story.   
  • Licenses & Tags: Fishing & Hunting licenses available.
  • Bait: Live worms, maggots, jarred and synthetic baits
  • we have the largest inventory of fishing lures  on Kootenay Lake and the surrounding area.

some of our Bucktail flies all made by locals  especially for Kootenay and Arrow Lakes

Fly tying supplies and kits and dry and wet hand tied flies

Plugs for the Kooteny Lake Trout  or salmon fishing on the coast when you go.

more plugs and we havent even started o the lures for both rainbow and kokanee

Too many things to picture here Drop in and see for yourself


The Gifts:
  • Accessories: Fireworks, batteries, disposable cameras, flashlights, small camping items i.e. toasters, tent pegs, etc., camp stove gas, gold pans, sun block, insect repellent, wasp traps, and hats, tobacco..


  • Souvenirs: Full line of Canadian and Ferry souvenirs: postcards and spoons, flags, magnets thimbles, shot glasses, bells, stuffies, mugs ball caps and t-shirts, hoodies and sweatshirts, Red Canoe Heritage Brand Shirts and Hats, wind chimes, ornaments for the home and the cabin....and those special little Christmas ones you like to pick up on your holidays, available year round at Gill and Gift. Lots of new woodsy items indicative of the area and its wildlife, dream catchers, Haida items and much more.  We carry unique gifts from other countries as well as a nice selection of Canada made items, and Christmas ornaments.  When possible we carry some locally  made items like soaps, candles, and hand painted things.  We have a wonderful supply of Matroyoshka (Russian Dolls) and boxes made in Russia and Poland,Leaning Tree Cards, and ther things too numerous to list.  Flip flops and Dawgs winter shoes.


C store and courrier:

Ice, phone cards, soft drinks, chips and bars, birthday items & cards, local interest paperbacks, the local papers, etc. We cannot list it all. You can send or receive a fax through us and we're the local Purolator  (drop off & pick up). Watkins procuct


Gas Bar:

  • Regular Gasoline, Diesel, a few basic automotive lubes and fuses, air, water, vacuum. 
  • Sorry NO REPAIRS


  • Right across the street are the rest area washrooms, bear proof garbage cans, drink can recycling, and doggie rest area and scoop bags.
  • We try to stay up to date on tourist and charter information to make your stay in our area more enjoyable. Pick up a ferry schedule or a local to do brochure while you are in the store. We are a member of the Balfour Business and Historic Association and can help you find other businesses in our area.

.....and yes we are still definitely the fun store at the Ferry Landing, carrying something in everyone's price range. (Even Fairy Princesses  and Daniel Boones)

Emily Lynn   and Mikayla Wynne  "Fairy Princesses"  Little customer tries on the raccoon tail hat.



visit the Gill & Gift (fairy dresses carried by our neighbor

"Blue Sky Clothing Company").




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