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). Main museum areas are wheelchair accessible. Add SS Sicamous Heritage Park and other attractions to your Penticton trip itinerary using our Penticton online road trip planner .
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  • This sternwheeler has lots of history about the Okanagan area, so its very enjoyable to visit. This Sternwheeler travelled the Okanagan Lake and has lots of stories to tell  more »
  • Apparently this entire boat has been refurbished to a stunning degree and is usually open, but not the day we came down on a really cold, windy day from Summerland (where we were house sitting). It ha...  more »
  • Although my sister and I visited the SS Sicamous to see the Christmas Market, we also spent some time to tour the ship. Because segments of the Market occupied all of the decks, we had the opportunity...  more »
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  • Daughter and son in law had their wedding reception their recently and could not have chosen a better location. The staff were great and being a parent I was reassured that their were staff and security on hand all evening. So happy to also contribute to the up keep of the ship. Thanks to all and do not believe there is a better wedding location that is so rich in history and so elegant in the whole of the Okanagan. We used the crockery available from the boat and added flowers in small antique vases we later donated to the boat so not a lot of effort to create a great vintage effect.
  • Excellent venue for various activities. Love love love the model train, sad we cant blow the whistle anymore.
  • Excellent for ship history lovers. Could be managed better if they stopped reservation for weddings. Tourists come from distant places sometimes to find this place locked for a wedding. Suggest checking their calendar online in detail before planning anything on a weekend.
  • Amazing place for a wedding. Very hot though as the boat has no A.C. It is a very old paddle boat made of wood so there is no smoking permitted. Absolutely beautiful though and the staff was very helpful and supportive.
  • Great way to spend a few hours in downtown Penticton. Kids enjoyed exploring the boat and the trains as well. Make sure you check hours before going as some days they are closed earlier than usual.

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Where to stay in Penticton

Penticton's position between two lakes means that you're likely to enjoy waterfront views no matter where you stay. The town center, on the southern shore of Okanagan Lake, represents the most popular place to stay, with a host of motels and resorts offering views over the water. Head south down Skaha Lake Road--itself littered with accommodations--and you'll find quieter inns and motels offering vistas over the smaller but equally scenic Skaha Lake. Head just out of town along the east shore of Okanagan Lake and you can stay in a bed and breakfast or guesthouse among the region's wineries.
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