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The SS Moyie National Historic Site

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Address: Kootenay Lake, Kaslo, British Columbia V0G 1M0, Canada
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+1 250-353-2525

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Very interesting renovations

Our guides were especially knowledgable, since they had participated in the renovations. This brings the early era of steamship travel to life.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bigfork, Montana
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Bigfork, Montana
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our guides were especially knowledgable, since they had participated in the renovations. This brings the early era of steamship travel to life.

Thank SharonVonk
Bigfork, Montana
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The SS Moyie was closed until May. Fortunately, our email requesting a private tour for six was successful. They hurriedly setup most of the exhibit and a private tour guide, Allen, lead us through the vessel. His excellent knowledge against the backdrop of this historical treasure made it the highlight of our two day visit to Kaslo. Even more amazing... More 

Thank JR98027
Central Saanich
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60 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Although the facility was closed we could still get a good view of the SS. Moyie. Since our last visit 32 years ago we could see the ship has had a serious overhaul. Interpretation in front of the ship needs upgrading but searching out this unique part of BCs history is well worth a look.

Thank biancam595
Kimberley, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 November 2016

It is a setback in time when the SS Moyie steamboat was in service on Kootenay Lake. From fashion to dinner settings, old suitcases and horse carriages, everything is being displayed

Thank danielacarizzoni2016
Penticton, Canada
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Took my kids here when I lived in Kaslo - a very informative trip through history. Very nicely restored and a great interpretive tour. For a small donation you can even toot the air horn!

1 Thank randy b
Maple Ridge, Canada
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80 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We stopped at SS Moyie Historic Site on our way home to the Lower Mainland. So Worth the Stop. The locals have done a great job of Restoring this vessel. Lots to see & learn from bottom to top. You will see the love & care put into each room of the vessel. A trip down memory lane - fun.... More 

Thank Sandy11653
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Loved the Moyie Sternwheeler museum, fantastic, awesome, fun, educational. It was a beautiful day, lots of sunshine. Kootenay Lake is beautiful to see from the Moyie. Enjoyed the nearby Kaslo, BC visitor center too.

Thank concertina61
South West England, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Kalso BC is a really neat town. Most of the buildings seem to be heritage buildings from the turn of the 19/20th century & they make it feel like a wild west town. However, there is a rear paddle steamer undergoing restoration & it is superb. Stunning detail, great features that make it look like it just docked in the... More 

Thank Paul H
Bellingham, Washington
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50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

The oldest surviving stern wheeler in the world. Local people saved this wonderful old ship from demolition and have worked extremely hard to preserve the original grandness. Walk through the boxes of cargo, old cars ready to be unloaded and see the coal ready to help turn the wheel. Visit the captain's quarters, the wheelhouse and the galley. Enjoy the... More 

Thank Xcleeglee2015
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

What a great find! Thoroughly enjoyed our visit, fascinating and informative tour of a by gone age. A must see heritage attraction.

Thank KarenHorn

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