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“Pretty interesting but a bit short” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kettle Valley Steam Railway

Kettle Valley Steam Railway
Ranked #1 of 35 things to do in Summerland
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Redcliff, Canada
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128 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Pretty interesting but a bit short”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

We were excited to ride the old steam train, and that haunting whistle takes you back to a very different era.
The man playing the banjo was fun and could sing and play pretty much anything you asked him.
I would highly recommend the outdoor cars for a better experience.
My only disappointment is it's not a round trip really, they take you about 10 km to a siding then put the engine on the other end and haul you back the same way, so sort of a 1/2 trip.
It's not something you would do twice in your life I don't think but it made for a nice afternoon even in the rain.

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Oakdale, California
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39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great ride!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

We've done steam trains around the world, and this one is world class. Lots of fun people and wonderful views. Of course, the best part is chugging behind a working piece of history!

Visited July 2014
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Coquitlam B.C.
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“KVR Railway”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

Excellent. Runs twice a day from Thursday up to and including Monday. History was good and views were excellent.

Visited July 2014
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Penticton, Canada
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93 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Took My Grandson for a ride”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

Took my daughter and her family on an afternoon ride on the Kettle Valley Steam Railway. A very interesting ride and the people running it were great . Everyone had a great time. I would highly recommend take your family on this attraction.

Visited July 2014
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“Excellent, pleasant time.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

Hit the 1:30 pm time slot. Train was awesome, we reserved in advance by phone to get the open air car seating. The volunteers are super friendly and help add to the experience. This is a fun way to spend some time in the Okanogan sun. There are some great photo ops during the ride, and hearing the whistle echo through the valley is awesome. Worth the money.

Visited July 2014
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