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Bonners-Ferry is a small city located in Boundary County in the scenic northern tip of Idaho. As of the 2000 census, the population was 2,515 residents. When gold was discovered in the East Kootenays of British Columbia in 1863, thousands of prospectors surged northward over a route that became known as the Wildhorse Trail. Edwin Bonner, a businessman from Walla Walla, Washington, established a ferry in 1864 where the trail crossed the broad Kootenai River, which later became the site of the village of Bonners Ferry. The area is filled with outdoor attractions. Beautiful waterfalls abound, including Copper Falls, Myrtle Creek Falls and Smith Creek Falls. Wildlife enthusiasts and birdwatchers wont want to miss a visit to Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge. The 4.5-mile auto tour takes visitors around the main ponds and there is also a system of foot trails in the refuge. Kootenai refuge hosts more than 230 species of birds, 45 species of mammals and 22 species of fish. Other attractions near Bonners Ferry include Elk Mountain Farms, Moyie River Overlook and Ridge, Boulder City Ghost Town and the McArthur Wildlife Management Area. Bonners Ferry is also home to a public golf course just a few miles south of town on Highway 95. The course offers everything from water features to long fairways and is unique in that it can challenge the abilities of any golfers. Scenic drives also abound in Boundary County along the Moyie River, the Kootenai River Valley and the Selkirk Mountains.

Surrounding areas: Ponderay, Idaho (28.9 mi), Priest Lake, Idaho (30.2 mi), Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho (30.5 mi), Schweitzer Mountain, Idaho (30.5 mi), Sandpoint, Idaho (30.6 mi), Hope, Idaho (30.7 mi), Sagle, Idaho (35.4 mi)

Bonners Ferry Vacation Rentals

Bonners Ferry Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western Kootenai River InnKootenai Riv PLZBonners Ferry, ID (208) 267-8511
Bonners Ferry ResortHwy 95 SBonners Ferry, ID (208) 267-2422
Kootenai MotelSouth State Hwy 95 SBonners Ferry, ID (208) 267-7567
Bear Creek Lodge5952 Hwy 95 SBonner Ferry, ID7.0 mi.(208) 267-7268

Bonners Ferry Weather & Climate

The Northern Panhandle Region of Idaho has a four-season climate. Located within the northern latitude, Idaho's Northern Panhandle has summer days that are long and sunny, with just enough rain to keep things very green and pretty. Temperatures can range from very warm in the summer to very cold in the winter. The major mountain ranges accumulate a deep snow cover in the winter. In spring, the melting snow pack provides irrigation water for the lower regions of the state. The major source of moisture for northern Idaho is the Pacific Ocean, although in summer there are some exceptions when moisture-laden air is brought in from the south.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 33°F 20°F 2.70 in. -
February 39°F 24°F 1.77 in. -
March 49°F 29°F 1.49 in. -
April 60°F 34°F 1.42 in. -
May 69°F 41°F 1.76 in. -
June 76°F 47°F 1.62 in. -
July 83°F 50°F 1.02 in. -
August 83°F 50°F 1.07 in. -
September 72°F 41°F 1.16 in. -
October 57°F 34°F 1.61 in. -
November 41°F 28°F 3.03 in. -
December 33°F 22°F 2.91 in. -

Bonners Ferry Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Sandpoint airport (SZT) located about 29 miles southwest of Bonners Ferry in Sandpoint, Idaho, the Libby airport (S59) located approximately 47 miles southeast of Bonners Ferry in Libby, Montana, the Coeur D Alene Air Terminal airport (COE) located roughly 67 miles southwest of Bonners Ferry in Coeur D ' Alene, Idaho, and finally the Deer Park airport (DEW) located around 71 miles southwest of Bonners Ferry in Deer Park, Washington.

Bonners Ferry Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Silverwood Theme ParkAtholID54.4 mi.
Adventures 'N FunCoeur d' AleneID72.1 mi.
Riverfront ParkSpokaneWA87.8 mi.
Golf Courses
Mirror Lake Golf CourseBonners FerryID 
Ski Areas
Schweitzer Mountain ResortSandpointID30.6 mi.
Turner MountainLibbyMT40.6 mi.
Lookout PassWallaceID86.0 mi.
The Big MountainWhitefishMT92.5 mi.
State Parks
Round Lake State ParkID39.5 mi. 

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