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Tremendous restoration

We could have spent longer wandering around the ship, taking in the ambience, following the clearly... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2018
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Heritage fun for kids

The S.S. Sicamous is an excellent learning adventure for kids to see a nautical museum of old... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
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Reviewed August 3, 2012

I spent the most wonderful afternoon on the Sicamous, its more than a Museum it is a fantastic step into the past, a really great experience, and work being done to restore the vessel is really beautiful, make this a must on your visit to Penticton the history is wonderful.

Thank Barbara R
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

The scale model railway depicting the KVR is worth the visit. The Sicamous is lovingly cared for and in a beautiful setting right on the beach.

Thank EddyCanada
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

My partner and I stumbled in here accidentally on a Tuesday when admisssion is only $2. Having walked past the Sicamous a myriad of times we both realized we'd never actually been inside.
I don't know what the regular admission is, but for $2 it was a steal. The toy train set up is a little bit kitschy, but once you get to explore the different levels and inner workings of the ship - and try and envision what it would have been like to stay in one of the tiny state rooms - it becomes a very interesting and well documented look back at the ship's history and contribution to the province.

Thank Tanis R
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

This restored five deck paddle wheeler was a luxury class liner used to deliver passengers,and goods to communities around Okanagan Lake, and was a link with various stations of the Kettle Valley Railway line. Built by the Canadian Pacific Railway, it was launched in 1914 and plied the waters until 1936, when it was decommissioned. It is now beached and is part of the Inland Marine Museum at the south end of Okanagan lake in the city of Penticton and can, for a small fee, take a self-guided tour. There is a wonderful scale model of the Kettle Valey Railway line, and some of the towns along its route, and includes a running HO guage model steam train. Allow yourself lots of time as there's so much to see and photograph while you're on board!
A second, smaller boat, the S.S. Naramata which was also built by the CPR in 1914, is in the same marine park and is presently undergoing restoration. There is second tugboat awaiting restoration.
A surprising treasure, unlike the three other vessels, is a restored war canoe, presently stored on the lower deck of the S.S. Sicamous.
This is a great family attraction and a treasure trove for the marine history buff. Well worth the small admission charge.
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Thank Cheryl B
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

We have visited a couple of times over the last 20 years. The restoration is very well done and you have to stop and appreciate each part of this old Okanagan ship. Great for kids who are starting to be aware of the history of the Okanagan Valley.

Thank Roddinbc
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