DescriptionStep back in time aboard the oldest sternwheeler in the world! An international treasure, the SS Moyie is the oldest surviving intact vessel of her type in the world. Berthed at the edge of Kootenay Lake, the sternwheeler rests permanently in her former port of call at Kaslo.
Owned and operated by the Canadian Pacific Railway, the SS Moyie plied the waters of Kootenay Lake for nearly 60 years. Mechanical buffs love the engine room. The pumps, dynamo and engines are examples of the 19th century steam technology. The quality of workmanship in her construction has been restored with special attention to preserve her unique and elegant features. Launched in 1898 to provide connecting service to Nelson from the CPR's Crowsnest Pass line from the east, the Moyie remained a fixture on Kootenay Lake until 1957.
For a grand excursion, the ship and Visitor Centre are open daily mid-May to mid-October from 9:30 am to 5 pm.