Bonners Ferry (pop. 2,500) is a small logging town in the Idaho panhandle, surrounded by pristine scenery. Founded by an adventurous entrepreneur in the 1860s, this unassuming community receives much less of the tourist traffic of the resort towns nearer the interstate. The environs remain, for the most part, the quiet and beautiful countryside they have always been.
The connection to nature is the real draw to the Bonners Ferry area. The glacially-carved Kootenai River Valley is a wildlife refuge home to hundreds of species of migratory birds. A free roaming caribou herd travels through the forested hills of the Kootenai and Kaniksu National Forests, on the town's doorstep. The beautiful Priest and Pend Orielle Lakes are only a short distance away, and the Moyie River is a mecca for both anglers and whitewater rafters.
Bonners Ferry is located at the northernmost tip of Idaho, less than 30 miles from the Canadian border. For more information about Bonner's Ferry, please select an area of interest from the buttons on the left.