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S.S. Sicamous Inland Marine Museum

Address: 1099 Lakeshore Drive West, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 1B7, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-492-0403
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Ranked #5 of 66 things to do in Penticton
Type: Museums
Owner description: The SS Sicamous is the largest surviving paddle wheeler in British Columbia. Launched in 1914, the...
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Type: Museums
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Sun - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Penticton
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This is the true "spirit" of Penticton...our old charm S.S. Sicamous....the most unique artifact to visit ! ...so informative...love the museum displays...well done.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Just an overall great experience. A real piece of Okanagan history and wonderfully restored. They also allow you all over the boat - unlike other boat museums that I have been on

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Penticton BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We booked this magnificent boat for our Christmas party, although I have used it for children's parties in the past as well. It is like stepping back in time when you enter, to the land of paddle-steamers on big rivers, Dixieland jazz and even a murder or two on the Nile thrown in for good measure. Nothing is too much... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Absolutely the most intriguing thing to do in Penticton BC. The Sicamous ship is the original sternwheeler paddle ship that used to travel up and down Okanagan Lake carrying passengers and freight for years during the early part of the 20th century. For a low entrance fee you can browse the ship and the artifacts from the past and even... More 

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JessicaMDunlop, Manager at S.S. Sicamous Inland Marine Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to visit the SS Sicamous, and for taking the time to share your experience with us. I'm glad that you enjoyed your visit, and hope that you had fun pulling the whistle :) Thanks again! Jessie and the Crew More 

Dryden, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

A step back into time. The ship was build in Port Arthur (Thunder Bay) Ontario. Tremendous artifacts from days gone bye. Very enjoyable tour of the ship and history.

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JessicaMDunlop, Manager at S.S. Sicamous Inland Marine Museum, responded to this review

Hi Tourista47 :) It was great having you on board :) Did you know that the little tug Naramata was made there too? Its a long way to travel from, but we are glad that you did. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit to the Okanagan, and that you had a great trip back home to Dryden... More 

Victoria, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Me and my husband got married here in August, and the venue couldn't have been more magical! The location was perfect, and the staff were very accommodating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

We got married at the SS sicamous in April and it was perfect! The extremely helpful staff made my wedding dream a reality without going over budget. Our guests love the unique venue and were able to enjoy the meseum. Our guests still tell us how great a venue it was, months later! It's located close to hotels and many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I enjoyed the museum, very informative, took a lot of pictures, we must have been there over an hour looking at everything.

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Golden, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Brillant - we were there for a museum conference and had an opening reception there. The crew aboard the ship were knowledgeable and the fellows running the trains took plenty of time to explain all the working of the layout. I loved walking on the decks of this wonderful old treasure. A must see!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We had a great time on the sicamous! We loved the model railway and the effort they put in to recreating the rooms! Would love to get married here :-) we'll be back!

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