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S.S. Sicamous Museum and Heritage Park

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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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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The SS Sicamous is the largest surviving paddle wheeler in Canada. It is...

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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Great wedding venue

We held our wedding ceremony and reception at the SS Sicamous. We had a lovely beach ceremony under the willow tree beside the ship. They roped off the beach for our private use... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
Janice M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We held our wedding ceremony and reception at the SS Sicamous. We had a lovely beach ceremony under the willow tree beside the ship. They roped off the beach for our private use and had a back up plan for on board the ship in case it rained. Chairs for the beach ceremony had to be rented from an other... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The SS Sicamous is a definite part of Penticton and a must see for folks wanting to take in the sights. It is a beautiful old steam ship which worked the lake for years now she serves as a point of beauty and, we found, a great place to meet up with friends to start a day of adventure.

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Thank Andrew L
Coquitlam, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

The Sicamous is at the end of the Lake Walkway, which is a nice walk to take. Check ahead because they have wedding and party's on the boat.

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Thank Stanley F
JessicaMDunlop, Manager at S.S. Sicamous Museum and Heritage Park, responded to this review

Hi Stanley! Thanks for visiting the museum :) We are sometimes closed for weddings and events, especially on Saturday's in the summer, so if you are planning a visit, a call ahead is definitely a good idea :) The Sicamous is the largest Stern wheeler in Canada, and is the survivor of a once larger fleet of ships steamships that... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

What a wonderful gem to have in Penticton. We enjoyed wondering thru all the levels and especially loved the train model with the amazing details. Well worth the reasonable admission fee. Wished we could of got a closer look at the other two boats but they were fenced off.

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Thank P M
JessicaMDunlop, Manager at S.S. Sicamous Museum and Heritage Park, responded to this review

Hi P! Thanks for visiting, we are glad that you enjoyed the model railway. The volunteers work on it every Tuesday evening, and many thousands of hours have gone into making it :) Please let us know if you will be coming back next summer (2017) and we might be able to arrange a visit inside the tug Naramata! :D More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Very interesting! Highly recommend if you are interested in Penticton's history and enjoy exploring technology from the past. The attention to detail is impressive and is on par with the finishes in all ventures by the Canadian Pacific Company.

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Thank Debra M
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

If you take your time and read about what you are looking at, it is very impressive and gives you a real feel of what it was like back in the day this boat sailed the lake. It is wonderful they kept it available to preserve the memories. The model train exhibit was imoressive, and if you follow the train... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This is an incomplete assessment, because the museum was closed as a result of the Pentiction triathlon. Can't imagine why one led to the other, unless it was because traffic in the area was seriously restricted. It wasn't by the time we got to the Sicamous, but the museum was still closed. All we could do is walk around it... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Well laid out, very reasonable admission. Excellent displays of times gone by. Was very impressed with the memorabilia they had on display!

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Thank Cathy G
Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

If you are interested in the history of the area this is worth your time. There are a number of displays and exhibits, I was disappointed in a lot of the rooms on the ship have been taken over for storage areas and food services areas as they are trying to keep it going by renting out the ship for... More 

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Thank louis622
Campbell River, British Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

We visited Penticton's Sicamous Heritage Museum for the second time and loved exploring and learning about Penticton's history! The Sicamous is technically "inland" although right off Lake Okanagon and saying that it is a "Marine" museum might make some families think that there are marine animals to see too. It is a historically preserved paddle-wheeler. Young and old, especially historic... More 

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JessicaMDunlop, Manager at S.S. Sicamous Museum and Heritage Park, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks for visiting the SS Sicamous museum, and for taking the time to leave a review. We hope you will come back again next summer! :) More 

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