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S.S. Sicamous Inland Marine Museum

1099 Lakeshore Drive West, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 1B7, Canada
+1 250-492-0403
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Ranked #3 of 25 attractions in Penticton
Type: Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Kelowna
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Take a step back in time on this wonderful old ship...learn something at the museum, attend a special event or plan your own...

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Penticton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

A beautiful restoration of a old ship. Nicely done, giving sense of what t would have been like in the old days. Enough to look at and read, without feeling overwhelmingly "teachy". I suspect my kids will want to come back and see it again in the future,

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Sicamous, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This museum is a decommissioned paddle wheeler. It's a great piece of history, that doubles as a museum. They have a model train display of the Kettle Valley Railway, many photos and write-ups depicting life in the last hundred years and the life of the ship when it was active. It only costs $6 for an adult to get in,... More

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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Before entering the paddle boat looked quite small, this should not put people off .The museum was clean and interesting for all ages. The entrane fee was extremely cheap but keep two dollars for sounding the horn its guaranteed to bring out the child in eventhe oldest visitor. Saving part of the Canadian history through hard work of its enthusiastic... More

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Alberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The S. S. Sicamous turned 100 years old in May. It has been restored to its glory days with many extra displays of Penticton's and Okanagan's history. On the main floor is a remarkable model train display depicting the Kettle Valley Railway.

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Calgary, Canada
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12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I now of one that went up inflames within a week or being rebuilt! This is a great inexpensive place to visit,, the restoration is fantastic, you really feel immersed in the period. Well done to all those who put this piece on display. Great Great Job.

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Penticton, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

great restoration of paddle boat docked on Okanagan Beach. Extensive railroad history exhibits. Many special events are held year round. Low admission and great opportunity for families to share local history.

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Peachland, Canada
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

My son enjoyed the visit so much he keeps asking when we can go back. His highlights where the model train and the pilot house. As for me I enjoyed that historical artifacts and knowledgeable employees.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Enthusiastic and knowledgeable tour guides made the visit worthwhile for both my husband and I and our two children. While many historical artifacts interested us adults, the interactive pilot house and model railway were highlights for the kids. This as a must see while in Penticton!

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Kelowna, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I love this boat, they also have some concert in it, fantastic venue...you can also rent it to get married! Too bad the City of Penticton is not taking care of it

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