Historic & Heritage Sites
Heritage buildings (Picture BC photo)
Penticton, which celebrated its centennial in 2008, is strategically located at the foot of Okanagan Lake.
This made it a natural transportation hub, first as the southern port for steamers plying the lake and later as headquarters for construction of the Kettle Valley Railway. Explore reminders of the region's past at the Penticton Museum and heritage sites around the city.
The SS Sicamous, largest remaining steel-hulled sternwheeler in Canada, rests on the southern shores of Okanagan Lake in downtown Penticton. Commissioned by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, BC Lake and River Service and built in Port Arthur, Ontario, it took 19 rail cars to move her engines and hull to the assembly point at Okanagan Landing.
From 1914 to 1936 she made daily runs between Penticton and Okanagan Landing at the north end of the lake carrying up to 250 passengers plus mail and freight.
Show me Historic & Heritage Sites close to:
1 Historic & Heritage Sites in Penticton
1 - 1 of 1 Results
18404 Bathville Rd
Summerland, British Columbia
The historic Kettle Valley Steam Railway offers you the romance of a bygone era as you steam along the only preserved section of the historic Kettle Valley Railway. This unique 90 min journey takes you through beautiful rural Summerland & onto the Trout Creek Bridge with a stunning view of Okanagan Lake & canyon below. The sight & sound of our restored century old steam locomotive, an observation game for kids & lively musical entertainment make every run memorable for the whole family. Special events include our thrilling Great Train Robbery & BBQs and our Summerland Christmas Express Trains. Don't forget to bring your camera.