SS Moyie National Historic Site

Take Yourself Back in Time & Enjoy a Tour on the SS Moyie

From spring to fall, the SS Moyie is open for you to relive the days when passenger sternwheelers took people up and down the Kootenay River. In fact, sternwheelers traveled all the way to Astoria, Oregon along the Kootenay River to the Columbia River. We invite you to share our unique history and see the world’s oldest intact sternwheeler, carefully restored to her glory days. The SS Moyie is a National Historic Site, and great care has been taken to keep her at her best.

The SS Moyie — Downtown Kaslo Along the Waterfront

The SS Moyie had a long history along the Kootenay River, from 1898 to 1957, when she was retired. Today, she sits right in downtown Kaslo, along the waterfront park on the bay. The beach, lots of great restaurants and shopping are close by. Kaslo, the “Little Switzerland” of Canada, is a picturesque village with plenty to see and do. 

Online Information About the SS Moyie

To help you learn more about the SS Moyie and this time in the Kootenay Lake history, there’s a great online exhibition on the SS Moyie website. Take a look at the old photos and get a sense of what life was like for residents and visitors back in the days when traveling along the Kootenay and Columbia rivers was a daily occurrence. The images of Kaslo’s early days will take you back to a simpler time.

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