One of Kaslo's gems! For nearly 60 years the sternwheeler SS Moyie provided a transportation lifeline to isolated communities along Kootenay Lake. Dry docked in 1957, the Moyie was purchased by the Village of Kaslo. Since then, her restoration has involved thousands of hours of labour & research and the skills of generations of workers.
Imagine this – as you step onto the SS Moyie, you are stepping back in time. The ship holds within her hull the history of an entire region and the stories of its settlement. It’s been over 50 years since the SS Moyie, the oldest intact passenger sternwheeler in the world, made her last sailing on Kootenay Lake. Today the ship is dry-docked. Spend a morning touring its interior; see elegant Victorian decor, historic artifacts, and realistic displays.
When she was finally dry docked in 1957, the Village of Kaslo purchased her from the Canadian Pacific Railway for the grand sum of $1.00. Breathing life into her history has involved thousands of hours of labour, research and the skills of a generation. Storyboards at street level describe the scope of the renovations.
Now a designated National Historic Site and BC Landmark, the sternwheeler is open daily for guided or self-guided tours.