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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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Real piece of history!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Pitt Meadows
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

This ship museum was worth the small admission price. They have a very cool and very large model train set of the kettle valley. One loonie and the train circles the entire landscapes so lovingly created. Kids of all ages love following it along. Lots of interesting artifacts throughout the ship. The top levels are beautifully preserved and stately. You... More 

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Summerland, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A great place to spend a rainy afternoon.....So much information and exceptional restoration efforts.....A must see while visiting Penticton...

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Gibsons
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Great venue and historical artifacts aboard the 'dry-docked' CPR's paddlewheeler, the SS Sicamous in Penticton, BC. Reasonable entrance fee and fine volunteers and student employees. Great model railway display with a Kettle Valley Railway theme.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Need something to do? Check out this little bit of history that they have on the beaches of Lake Okanagan. This paddleboat was transformed into a bit of a maritime museum. Full of pictures and artifacts of the early 20th century when this boat roamed the lakes. This is a great stop for anyone who loves boats and ever wanted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I learned a lot about early life in our valley from this museum. The boat itself is beautiful and the exhibits are very informative. We enjoyed our time on the boat.

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Rock Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

All aboard are you ready for the sailing down the lake to summer,and ? Well that is exactly what the boat did and even hauled freight. She truly was the princess that we in the valley depended on. The boat now as we know has become a famous icon to us all and her location is on the sand right... More 

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Victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This boat holds special meaning as our family is an old family in the area and family member remembers how important the boat was to the valley.Childhood memories of family coming down the lake to Summerland for visits having travelled all across Canada by train then boatf

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Additional Information about S.S. Sicamous Inland Marine Museum

Address: 1099 Lakeshore Drive West, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 1B7, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-492-0403
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Penticton
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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