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Top Attraction in Penticton
The S.S. Sicamous Stern Wheeler
A great stop on a Full Day Experience
The S.S. Sicamous Marine Heritage Society works to protect, preserve and promote the marine heritage of the Okanagan Valley. Our Society was founded to preserve the Sternwheeler S.S. Sicamous, and prevent it from slated closure. Later the society began acquiring other vessels and structures that were in danger of disappearing. Today the Society works to preserve and communicate this unique chapter in Okanagan and Canadian History.
The stern wheeler SS Sicamous is a luxury vessel that was used to transport passengers and cargo to remote communities along the shores of Okanagan Lake.
The ship was launched in 1914 from the Okanagan Landing Shipyards, at the north of the lake. The Sicamous travelled from Penticton to Okanagan Landing with 14 scheduled stops throughout. Her luxury and beauty attracted crowds at each dock, while travellers experienced elegance in dining and service renowned by Canadian Pacific.
Today the ship is preserved on the shore of Okanagan Lake, in Penticton BC. It open as a museum and heritage site and is cared for by a non-profit organization called the SS Sicamous Marine Heritage Society. The Sicamous is a unique part of Okanagan history and heritage.
Courtesy sssicamous.ca and the the S.S. Sicamous Marine Heritage Society