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“I love trains!”

Kettle Valley Steam Railway
Ranked #2 of 35 things to do in Summerland
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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101 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“I love trains!”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

I didn't actually take the train, I was out here for a project doing some filming on the locomotive as it was in the station.

It was so awesome being on this train. I love trains, and being on this one was a real treat. Would love to come back and actually take the journey around the rain line.

Visited June 2014
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British Columbia, Canada
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39 reviews
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“Fun little trip”
Reviewed 24 April 2014

This was a fun little trip for our whole family and especially our 2 year old son who is at that age where he LOVES trains. The whole family went on the Easter train on April 19th. We booked on the phone and it was quite easy, you retrieve your tickets when you arrive. I felt that the prices were quite high ($25/pp) but it is a very unique experience and I'm sure the cost is justified for the expense. It was quite cold that day and they sat everyone in the closed cars (not the open air ones) and provided blankets so it was really nice and warm under the blankets. It is a very slow ride with one side of the train having a lovely valley view and the other side of the train looking at the mountain (not such a great view). For the Easter train they had a person dressed as an Easter bunny (which was awesome for all the little kids) and a very talented banjo player singing songs. They also had an Easter Bingo sheet to mark off all of the things you see along the way. All in all it was a fun ride and then we went into Summerland to a diner that specializes in smoked meat and had a really fantastic lunch. All in all a good outing for the family.

Visited April 2014
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Summerland, Canada
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“Great fun”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Don't miss the Kettle Valley Steam Railway in Summerland; it is an unforgettable experience for all ages. If you are lucky, the Garnet Valley Gang might hold up the train. There are always entertainers, musicians in costume.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Helen564
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Summerland, Canada
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“Living history”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

An amazing trip into the history of the Okanagan Valley. Imagine what our ancestors experienced traveling the country in a train for days on end. Staffed by volunteers this is a labour of love for the folk who work tirelessly to restore this piece of living history. An amazing musician tours the cars to the delight of all the riders. We are so fortunate to have this treasure so close at hand. I enjoyed the experience very much and plan to bring visitors to enjoy it this summer. Perhaps we will even get to be part of a great train robbery.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Kathy H
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“Great Attraction”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

It is fascinating to re-live the era of steam locomotion. We enjoyed the train robbery and buffet dinner.

Visited May 2013
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