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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 #4 of 26 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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Vernon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I am so glad they saved this boat, it is the largest one left in BC that is intact. It is well worth the price of admission to tour this and see how people used to ply the waters of British Columbia. This boat is beautifully restored and you can tour almost every part of it.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Visited here recently and thoroughly enjoyed it. Wandered around the museum for a good hour. There is plenty to see ranging from the cabins to a model railway. Something for everyone.

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Sechelt, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The boat museum was pretty standard. Well kept up and maintained. Friendly staff and informative literature regarding the history.

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Victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The museum was more than I expected. Staff very helpful. 6$ gets you in all day. I'm one of those visitors that reads all the stories and left feeling schooled. Make sure to go to the top and pull on the whistle! The main floor has a large miniature of the area complete with working trains that for a buck... More

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Edmonton, AB/Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

If the above does not suit you, don't go. Very informative information sheet accompanies your self guided tour or speakers you can just push the button & listen too. 3 levels, stairs not wheelchair accessible as far as I know. Just ask. If you get to the top you can pull down on the horn. It's a one time kind... More

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Another must see in Penticton: the S.S. Sicamous Inland Marine Museum is absolutely gorgeus. The story and life of the Okanagan Lake in the last Century are brought back to life in this perfectly restored steam ship. The only thing I can find not really positive is the fact that the self guided flyer is not completely helpful: it needs... More

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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We took the kids on this floating museum. 18 bucks for the whole family. Some interesting things, and the kids could honk the horn at the top. Took us about an hour to get through the whole thing.

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Mission, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

On a gloomy day in Penticton my husband and I went the the Museum..The price was reasonable and the ship was fantastic and historic. If I was to get married again I would definitly want to walk down that staircase. Not so great for children unless they loooove trains. They have a great train display.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We came too late last night for a proper visit and almost didn't come back this morning. I'm so glad we came back. My son absolutely loved the train and the ship is beautiful. No crowds in the morning, great!

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Here is a chance to freely explore a fully restored turn-of-the-century paddle wheeler. I always wanted to see this thing since I was a kid, and this trip I was able to. Note: There are some steep staircases for those who have issue negotiating stairs. Kids will LOVE this!!! Must do for history buffs.

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