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S.S. Sicamous Museum and Heritage Park

1099 Lakeshore Dr W, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 1B7, Canada
+1 250-492-0403
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History buffs must go here...boat buffs and just curious people

This sternwheeler has lots of history about the Okanagan area, so its very enjoyable to visit... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Florence M
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Penticton
Went last week, heard it was great!

Apparently this entire boat has been refurbished to a stunning degree and is usually open, but not... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2017
1946HappyCamper
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Abbotsford, Canada
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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.
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“okanagan lake” (19 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1099 Lakeshore Dr W, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 1B7, Canada
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1099 Lakeshore Dr W, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 1B7, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This sternwheeler has lots of history about the Okanagan area, so its very enjoyable to visit. This Sternwheeler travelled the Okanagan Lake and has lots of stories to tell

Thank Florence M
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Apparently this entire boat has been refurbished to a stunning degree and is usually open, but not the day we came down on a really cold, windy day from Summerland (where we were house sitting). It had a sign on the door that it was...More

Thank 1946HappyCamper
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Although my sister and I visited the SS Sicamous to see the Christmas Market, we also spent some time to tour the ship. Because segments of the Market occupied all of the decks, we had the opportunity to tour each of these. I was especially...More

Thank Yvonne B
Reviewed 30 September 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.

Thank elaine a
Reviewed 24 September 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...More

Thank BC_Traveller44
Reviewed 19 September 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...More

1  Thank CJ K
Reviewed 13 September 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...More

1  Thank Curtis H
Reviewed 8 September 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
Reviewed 7 September 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...More

Thank JoanS33601
Reviewed 6 September 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...More

1  Thank Jeanjavert
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J A
22 March 2017|
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Response from JessicaMDunlop | Property representative |
Hi J! Thanks for asking, visitor times change a little, so the best option is to check the opening times on the Sicamous website (go to the main ss Sicamous site and click the "visit us" tab at the top). Hope this helps! :)
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