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SS Sicamous Heritage Park, Penticton

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Discover a significant part of British Columbia's transportation history with a visit to SS Sicamous Heritage Park. The permanently anchored historical boat ferried passengers and freight along Okanagan Lake from 1914 to 1936. Today, take a trip back in time with a self-guided tour of the vessel's impressive, cavernous interior (a favorite wedding venue among locals). You can only access the boat via a set of stairs, so those with mobility issues may have difficulty here. Before you head to Penticton, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Penticton vacation trip planner, to make sure you see all that Penticton has to offer, including SS Sicamous Heritage Park.
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  • 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 be...  read more »
  • 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. 
  • 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 co...  read more »
  • Great way to learn some of the history of settlement and development of businesses and transport in the region. A good history lesson for the kids.
  • Good place to go. Inside there is a working model railway of the KVR. Much memorabilia of the vessel in its glory days of the 1920's. Well worth a visit. Caution: check the days it opens prior to travel as it can close due to lack of volunteers to man it.
  • If you go to Penticton, you must visit the SS Sicamous Marine Museum. Only then will you get the full history of the lake and of course Penticton. This is a wonderfully done museum, and it is meticulously well kept. If you are a model railroad fan, there is a huge HO gauge railroad in the luggage/freight area in the middle of the ship from a local club. The Ship is all still there, and you can climb all over it, and there is a lot of info here, and people around that can answer questions for you. Next to the Sicamous are some other ships too which you will surely find interesting.
  • We're currently here for a private function. Brought my ipod full of Christmas music and they have a portable sound system quick I've plugged into - so we're sitting at a long table in the old dance floor, enjoying fantastic food and wine and great company. Absolutely fantastic place to do what we're doing. Just about to tuck into a fabulous dessert 🍰 Thanks for the great time
  • Had a newlywed brunch on the SS Sicamous for my son and his wife ... it was fabulous and a perfect ending to a perfect wedding. Chef Roger Planiden, Culinary Adventure, catered a delicious brunch. The staff at the SS Sicamous so efficient and accommodating, made every aspect of my experience with them a pleasure. Roger Planiden was so reassuring, easy to work with and did a terrific job. Everyone enjoyed the brunch!
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