The Sicamous & the Naramata: Steamboat Days in the Okanagan



In 1914 the Sicamous was the epitome of elegant, efficient travel in the Okanagan and one of the finest vessels ever to operate on BC’s inland waters. For the next 23 years, this stately Canadian Pacific sternwheeler carried passengers, mail, express and the prized fruit of the Okanagan.

About the Author
Robert D. Turner has been researching, photographing and writing about transportation history for over forty years. His photos have been widely published and he has written hundreds of articles and reviews. The Klondike Gold Rush Steamers is his eighteenth book. Turner has been recognized with numerous awards, including the Canadian Railroad Historical Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award and the American Association for State and Local History’s Award of Merit. A retired heritage consultant and a curator emeritus at the Royal British Columbia Museum, Turner has travelled widely around the world photographing the last steam railways and early industries while documenting the people, places and stories of this disappearing history and culture. He lives in Victoria, BC.