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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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Very Interesting and Enjoyable a Must see when in Penticton

The history of travel up and down the Okanagan by water which was the main form of transportation... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Keremeos, Canada
Such a beauty!

This is a MUST if you are in the area visiting. It was one a few minutes late but that didn't... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Calgary, 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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“model railway” (13 reviews)
“okanagan lake” (17 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1099 Lakeshore Dr W, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 1B7, Canada
+1 250-492-0403
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Reviewed yesterday

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 5 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old paddlewheeler you can look around in and learn the history of. Shady area outside to sit in. Great place.

Thank fiberperson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is such a wonderful time aboard the SS Sicamous. A traditional Paddle Wheeler stuck in time and landlocked for everyone's viewing enjoyment. This is a great walk through the past and historical process which brought Penticton to where it is now. A Must stop...More

Thank Zeswick
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Checked out the museum, and it was great. Only $6 admission for an adult and took about an hour to go through the model of the Kettle Valley railroad was very interesting. It had lots of good history of the area. The Boat inside is...More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 18 August 2017

A nice piece of history. Worth a visit! My son loved the huge train set inside which we were not expecting. If you love trains it is worth a visit!

Thank rachelleg289
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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! :)