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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 5 weeks ago
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Richmond, United Kingdom
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 September 19, 2017

This is a MUST if you are in the area visiting. It was one a few minutes late but that didn't matter. It is all amazing, so well kept, great information. You can just feel the history here. And the model train is also very neat!

TIP: if you are looking to get married in the area or host any event, this would be a show stopper!

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Reviewed September 13, 2017

I am not a museum goer or seeker but my parents were in town so we decided to give it a go. I have lived in Penticton for five years so I figured it was time. There was plenty of interesting historical information and I overheard a patron say that it has been improved and much better than their previous visit. A number of staterooms are articulately set up from cooks to captains to royalty. I was suitably impressed.

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Reviewed September 8, 2017

This has some amazing history to it and is definitely worth seeing. You can easily spend an hour or more looking at everything. This paddle wheeler is "HUGE".

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Reviewed September 7, 2017

Well worth a visit, pretend you are boarding for a sail up the lake. Take in the cargo area, pretend there are crates of fowl and even a motor car. Then go upstairs to the lounge, ladies or gents and also visit the grand salon or step out to see the view! Don not miss the model railway which may be put in action.

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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

We visited here labour day weekend 2017.

I knew this was the last surviving stern wheeler in Canada. I figured it would be well preserved and interesting.

What nobody told me about was the EXCELLENT model railroad on the main floor. This is incredible! You drop a dollar coin in the slot, push the button, and a model train appears from a tunnel, taking you on a tour of the Kettle Valley Railway in it's heyday. Much of the layout is built from scratch, including an impressive replica of the Sicamous itself. If you follow the train through the layout, it's a good ten minutes. Great value for a loonie! The layout has steps at intervals for kids to get a better view which is thoughtful.

The vessel itself has been well restored and maintained. The exhibits show life aboard the ship, from the engine room to the bridge, all of which is accessible. The ship is used for weddings frequently, and you can see why. It's a beautiful location. You can walk on the outer decks or stay inside. Either way, it's a great stop for all ages.

It's worth full price but be sure to see if their Groupon is available. For the price of admission, it's a great deal.

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