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S.S. Sicamous Museum and Heritage Park

1099 Lakeshore Dr W, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 1B7, Canada
+1 250-492-0403
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Excellent

I am a fan of smaller museums and this one is really well done. Tour is self guided, but signage is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
David B
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Surprisingly good

Weren’t sure what to expect but ended up spending three hours wandering around the exhibits. Well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris B
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The SS Sicamous is the largest surviving paddle wheeler in Canada. It is open as a heritage site, museum and wedding venue. Launched in 1914, the ship provided a vital means of transport to remote communities on the shores of Okanagan Lake. The SS Sicamous is operated by the SS Sicamous Society: a non-profit organization that works to protect the marine heritage of the Okanagan.Funds from your admission go directly to the restoration of the SS Sicamous, and the other heritage ships in our care.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1099 Lakeshore Dr W, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 1B7, Canada
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+1 250-492-0403
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"model railway"
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"piece of history"
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"okanagan lake"
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"stern wheeler"
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"paddle wheeler"
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"step back in time"
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"engine room"
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"train set"
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"great restoration"
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"restored ship"
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"amazing history"
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"kettle valley railway"
in 7 reviews
"wonderful walk"
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"historical value"
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"all ages"
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"rose garden"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I am a fan of smaller museums and this one is really well done. Tour is self guided, but signage is informative, frequent and features large easy to read fonts. There is a huge bonus HO railway in the first level detailing many of the...More

Thank David B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Weren’t sure what to expect but ended up spending three hours wandering around the exhibits. Well worth the 6 dollar entrance fee. Includes excellent model railway. Very friendly staff.

Thank Chris B
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

This rich cultural heritage of the Okanagan preserved here for everyone to walk through and experience. There is a lot to see, and read. Plus the miniature railroad is almost mesmerizing. It was a lot of fun to imagine what people were experiencing on the...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

This is an amazing museum for any age :) cool stuff to see and you can go in and out and up and down :) very much recommended

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Was just amazed after visiting. The people maintaining the place have done a tremendous job. The museum is really worth visiting and gives a nice idea of the transportation service they had before years! Must must visit place!

Thank pratiknruparel
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Great little tour! Loved the original decor. The large train set was excellent. The views from the top deck are amazing! The stairways are very steep from one level to next so please keep a close eye on small children.

Thank Lori H
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

This sternwheeler has lots of history about the Okanagan area, so its very enjoyable to visit. This Sternwheeler travelled the Okanagan Lake and has lots of stories to tell

Thank Florence M
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

Apparently this entire boat has been refurbished to a stunning degree and is usually open, but not the day we came down on a really cold, windy day from Summerland (where we were house sitting). It had a sign on the door that it was...More

Thank 1946HappyCamper
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

Although my sister and I visited the SS Sicamous to see the Christmas Market, we also spent some time to tour the ship. Because segments of the Market occupied all of the decks, we had the opportunity to tour each of these. I was especially...More

Thank Yvonne B
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

A Penticton must see! The beautifully restored S.S. Sicamous gives you a glimpse into the past history of the Okanagan and travel up and down it's premiere attraction the gorgeous Okanagan Lake. The staff are wonderfully informed.

Thank elaine a
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J A
22 March 2017|
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Response from JessicaMDunlop | Property representative |
Hi J! Thanks for asking, visitor times change a little, so the best option is to check the opening times on the Sicamous website (go to the main ss Sicamous site and click the "visit us" tab at the top). Hope this helps! :)
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