Get your Team ready! It's REGATTA Time!

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At precisely 2:15pm on Tuesday May 19th, 1914, a giant splash greeted the launch of the Okanagan's latest steam-driven paddle wheeler, the SS Sicamous. The graceful ship represented a long line of transport vessels that ran up and down Okanagan Lake since the 1890s, and for the next 23 years it connected small communities on the water to the commercial hubs of Vernon, Kelowna, and Penticton. Just over a year later on May 31st 1915, KVR Locomotive #4 and three passenger cars arrived at Penticton Lakeshore Station to officially open the newly completed Kettle Valley Railway. More than 1500 people were on hand to greet the start of the age of steam rail travel in the area, and connecting the Okanagan to the outside world.

Join us in reconstituting an Okanagan tradition at the STEAMFEST Regatta! It's a 2-day event and you can participate as a competitor in fun-and-friendly competitions and races, or you could bring the whole family down to Okanagan Lake to watch the action! Check out the poster here or you can jump ahead to register now!

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Steamfest Regatta Sept 19-21 2014 -Okanagan Lakefront

A hundred years ago, the people of the Okanagan would hold aquatic regattas that were community building and full of competitive fun! We're recreating the old-timey feel of these popular events with kayak, canoe, outrigger, and War Canoe races; plus vintage bathing suit competitions, and lots of events for the kids including a Splash Race! Win an 'Ogopogo Cup' and bragging rights! Proceeds from the events will go to the Penticton Museum's War Canoe Restoration Project.
Family friendly and great as a corporate team-buildeing exercise. Register now as an individual or team!

"Fireborn" Penticton Museum Original Exhibit Sept 2014 - 785 Main st, Penticton

What better way to learn about the history and engineering of steam engines than through this brand-new exhibit where interactive elements meet cutting edge design in this amazing must-see experience.

"Trains Trains Trains!" Penticton Museum Original Exhibit Jan 2015 - 785 Main st, Penticton

Chug-a-lug on down to the Penticton Museum for a fun and interactive exhibit all about steam trains!

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Partners and Sponsors in creating Steamfest

STEAMFEST would not be possible without our very fine sponsors! Thank you to all who contributed!

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Contact Us

Okanagan Steamfest

785 Main street
Penticton BC
(250) 490-2451

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