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“Fascinating history of the Okanagan!”

S.S. Sicamous Museum and Heritage Park
Ranked #9 of 102 things to do in Penticton
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The SS Sicamous is the largest surviving paddle wheeler in Canada. It is open as a heritage site, museum and wedding venue. Launched in 1914, the ship provided a vital means of transport to remote communities on the shores of Okanagan Lake. The SS Sicamous is operated by the SS Sicamous Society: a non-profit organization that works to protect the marine heritage of the Okanagan.Funds from your admission go directly to the restoration of the SS Sicamous, and the other heritage ships in our care.
Useful Information: Baby buggy parking, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed September 30, 2017

A Penticton must see! The beautifully restored S.S. Sicamous gives you a glimpse into the past history of the Okanagan and travel up and down it's premiere attraction the gorgeous Okanagan Lake. The staff are wonderfully informed.

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"step back in time"
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"kettle valley railway"
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"restored ship"
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"amazing history"
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"train set"
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"self guided tour"
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Reviewed September 23, 2017

The history of travel up and down the Okanagan by water which was the main form of transportation for both freight and passengers in the early settlement days of the Okanagan valley was most interesting, The restoration of the ship itself was quite the story and the artifacts on display were great. An additional extremely interesting and enjoyable to watch was the model of the KVR railway from Hope to
Midway, as well many presentations on its history. Great view from the wheel house of the ship.

Thank BC_Traveller44
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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!

1  Thank CJ K
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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.

1  Thank Curtis H
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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".

1  Thank Debbie S
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