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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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Sun - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: 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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What an interesting piece of history, real cool to see how people got around back in the day. Very well preserved, couldn't be much different than when it was in it's prime... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

What an interesting piece of history, real cool to see how people got around back in the day. Very well preserved, couldn't be much different than when it was in it's prime. Kind of wish I was around when it was in it's prime.

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Osoyoos, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The best great time there most fun I ever had you have to check it out it explains everything so cool

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Visited the ss sicamous on Aug. 14/15 with my husband. Best $6 spent on our honeymoon. Lots of history, extremely interesting self guided tour.

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Canmore, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

A great way to spend an hour. If you have a train buff in your family, then well worth a visit, as the model railway is very cool. Kids love investigating the ship.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Don't miss out on this attraction! It was a pleasure to tour this ship - young and old alike will find it fascinating. Be aware that many stairs are involved.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

Leave the model railway till the end..... Orae the kids won't leave! Great use of the SS Sicamous, great self tour of all the decks and the wheelhouse. Tons of info- nice to see the Penticton Vees cabin as well as the Kings cabin. In the engine room the model train is impressive. A small donation and you can watch... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Tuesday night is always the best night to visit the Sicamous. The model train club comes together and is very friendly to onlookers young and old. Highly recommend this for ALL ages!

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Pitt Meadows
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Love history and this place is the real history itself! Lovely museum where you could actually explore and imaging a lifestyle people lived over a 100 years ago. Recommend to visit!

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Penticton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We recently used the SS Sicamous for our wedding reception and it was an absolutely perfect venue. The history of the ship provided guests with ample things to do and see throughout the evening. With so many places to sit and mingle between dancing and eating, the Sicamous was a great venue for kids and adults! The venue will hold... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Fairly small museum. There were interesting things to see, but I suspect all but the most enthusiastic history buffs are in and out in 20 minutes. (Although, to be fair, I went through with my 3-year-old which might affect my perception.) The best part was the model railroad. I have no idea about it's realism, but it is quite elaborate... More 

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