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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 27 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Every tourist of Penticton should take a moment and step on board this really authentic and historic ship!

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Kaleden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Nice display of a time long gone. It transports you to a time when ferries were a mean of transportation between Kelowna and Penticton. They have done a nice job of preserving the ambiance of the time, as well as pictures, and stories.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have been visiting Penticton for years and stopped at the Sicamous years ago. How the project has progressed! They`ve done a great job of restoring the ship - you can even blow the whistle! There are catering facilities and the upper decks would make a beautiful venue for a small wedding or party. I was impressed and enjoyed our... More

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Penticton, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

SS Sicamous is a must see if you are in the Penticton area. The ship is huge, has a great view of the lake and is filled with history inside.

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Vernon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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