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S.S. Sicamous Inland Marine Museum

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Address: 1099 Lakeshore Drive West, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 1B7, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-492-0403
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The SS Sicamous is the largest surviving paddle wheeler in British...

The SS Sicamous is the largest surviving paddle wheeler in British Columbia. Launched in 1914, the ship provided a vital means of transport to remote communities on the shores of Okanagan Lake. Today the ship has been fully restored, and is open to visitors from May 17th to September 17th 2014.

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Fascinating and interesting too!

After living hear this famous museum for a few years, we finally got around to visiting and touring the boat. It truly is an intriguing and enjoyable way to spend an hour or two... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Penticton, Canada
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Penticton, Canada
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39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After living hear this famous museum for a few years, we finally got around to visiting and touring the boat. It truly is an intriguing and enjoyable way to spend an hour or two. We haven't tried the tea yet, but it is on the to-do list.

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Oliver, BC, Canada
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113 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let's face it folks. Divorce rate is high these days. So, don't take a chance of getting snagged in a costly divorce, just don't! Instead, get married on this boat and increase your odds of staying married by at least 16%. A magical place for a wedding. Kind weird that you would go on a boat that is permanently docked,... More 

Thank VanDelay_12
Oliver, Canada
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

I have lived in the area for 20 years and have driven past the sicamous countless times never stopping in. A friend of ours had a wedding on board. Wow I am so impressed with the set up the professional look and the sheer size. So we'll done a must to see if you are visiting penticton.

Thank Maurizio3030
Penticton, Canada
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50 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Was at the Sicamous in June and while the main deck machinery is interesting, there is only one way to the other decks, stairs. While this may not be a problem for most, those of us with mobility issues, we don't get to see the whole boat. I understand there is a plan for an elevator once money is raised.... More 

Thank Keith B
JessicaMDunlop, General Manager at S.S. Sicamous Inland Marine Museum, responded to this review

Hi Keith, Thanks for your honest review. We are happy to announce that the elevator has now been installed, so we would like to invite you to come for visit of the second level :) If you have any questions please give the crew a call at 250-492-0403, we would love to show you around :) More 

Summerland, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Our daughter's wedding reception was held aboard the historic, SS Sicamous in October 2015. There were 80 guests and they all raved about the beautiful, unique venue. Eighty guests seemed to be the perfect number. We had a head table and twelve rectangle tables for the dinner and it worked out perfectly. We moved the head table after dinner and... More 

Thank CandyVC
Gemunden, Germany
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129 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

If you go to Penticton, you must visit the SS Sicamous Marine Museum. Only then will you get the full history of the lake and of course Penticton. This is a wonderfully done museum, and it is meticulously well kept. If you are a model railroad fan, there is a huge HO gauge railroad in the luggage/freight area in the... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

The SS Sicamous is one of the many treasures of Penticton, but certainly likely the most photographed. I had no idea it was so interesting inside too. There are many rooms done up museum quality and it shows very impressively. You can relax in a few of the Lounges and even play cards. The event we had served food, alcohol... More 

Thank Sandra P
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110 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

The Sicamous is a restored ship which is now a museum from the old days of passenger steamships on the Okanogan lakes.

1 Thank odan
Penticton, Canada
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37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

There is a lot of information about the area, where the boats stopped, how the Okanagan lake and area looked back then, I could go on and on. I like to learn about the history of where I live and it proved to answer a lot of questions I had. The boat is clean, no smells, and dated back to... More 

1 Thank Smorgey
Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This past August 2015, took my grandchildren here. We had a good time learning about the past. We have been here in my grandchildren's a bit younger years. They thought it was interesting before, but now they are older, they understand much more how people lived & how things worked in the past. Will visit this place each & every... More 

Thank Patricia1612

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