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S.S. Sicamous Museum and Heritage Park

Opens in 28 min: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Tremendous restoration

We could have spent longer wandering around the ship, taking in the ambience, following the clearly... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mike P
Richmond, United Kingdom
Heritage fun for kids

The S.S. Sicamous is an excellent learning adventure for kids to see a nautical museum of old... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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...more
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1099 Lakeshore Dr W, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 1B7, Canada
+1 250-492-0403
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We could have spent longer wandering around the ship, taking in the ambience, following the clearly labelled engineering, reading the notices & imagining the lives of the crew & the passengers, watching the model railway etc! The volunteers who run this have done a really...More

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The S.S. Sicamous is an excellent learning adventure for kids to see a nautical museum of old original items kept in great condition. It's marvelous to see how tiny the beds were and how lightly the ship staff and passengers used to pack for travel....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful vessel and you can feel the elegance of the past as you explore the boat. There are many photos and displays to look at and learn about the history of the paddle boat as well as the surrounding area. There is...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to take guests to see some of the local history. The ship had interesting décor and gave a good overview of the culture at the time it was active.

Thank Curious579934
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped at the S.S. Sicamous before leaving Penticton. Interesting visit with lots of things to see.

Thank Edwin F
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Attended a wedding - beautifull spot for a small wedding with ceremony on bow and dinner in main salon.

Thank TuckerC59
Reviewed 31 August 2018

This ship based museum is a fantastic peek into the history of the Okanagan area. Lovingly restored to reflect the past grandeur of the paddle wheel era of transportation on the interior lakes, it is a perfect place for anyone who wants to know more...More

Thank Beverley D
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I toured the boat with my grandson, he was 16. The tour was more for me but he loved it. We read every info card and tracked every square foot of the vessel. I didn't think it was as old as it is. We loved...More

Thank r0ckymac
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

One of a few places to visit if you’re going to penticton. My kids love the moving train tho you have to put a loonie it’s still worth it. The deck has a really good view.

Thank AB1424
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

While in Penticton for the weekend my wife and I went to see the S.S. Sicamous paddle wheel ship museum. I remember it as a kid. Its changed a lot but for the better. You can walk all over and through the ship. There is...More

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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! :)