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“A lovley bit of history”

S.S. Sicamous Museum and Heritage Park
Ranked #11 of 87 things to do in Penticton
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Baby buggy parking
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
201 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“A lovley bit of history”
Reviewed 23 August 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.

Visited August 2014
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Sechelt, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A wee piece of boating history”
Reviewed 20 August 2014

The boat museum was pretty standard. Well kept up and maintained. Friendly staff and informative literature regarding the history.

Visited August 2014
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Victoria
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Love history?”
Reviewed 3 August 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 you can watch over and over...2 1/2 year old nephew loved that.

Visited August 2014
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Edmonton, AB/Canada
Level 4 Contributor
18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Antiques & History”
Reviewed 2 August 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 of event.

Visited July 2014
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Victoria, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Amazing ship museum!”
Reviewed 29 July 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 definitely a map of the ship so the visitor can locate and pinpoint all the useful information while visiting the ship.

Visited July 2014
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