We Are Open for the Season!

S.S. Moyie National Historic Site opens to the public in May.

Hours are typically 10am – 5pm with the final boarding of the day at 4:15pm.
The Visitors Centre is Open from Mother’s Day through to Canadian Thanksgiving in October.

Say Ahoy to History

The Kootenay Lake Historical Society is the custodian of the S.S. Moyie, the oldest intact passenger sternwheeler in the world. The Moyie plied Kootenay Lake for 59 years.

Plan Your Visit

Check out the Ship’s Attractions, Caboose, Kuskanook Ladies’ Salon & Miner’s Cabin; Open dates & hours; Tour information; the Gift Shop & Visitor Centre

About the S.S. Moyie

Learn the rich history of the S.S. Moyie, designated a National Historic Site of Canada, and on the BC Register of Historic Places

Our Society

The Kootenay Lake Historical Society KLHS is the custodian of the S.S. Moyie; looks after thousands of artifacts; and operates the Kootenay Lake Archives.


There are multiple events throughout the year, including Pirate Day and Canada Day celebrations. Join in the fun!

Photo Galleries

Step back in time and view many of the historical photos on display in the Visitor Centre, as well as in the Archives.


The Archives is responsible for a collection of materials and original photographs pertaining to the history of the Kaslo area and Kootenay Lake sternwheeler ships.

Become a Member

Members of the Kootenay Lake Historical Society receive free admission to the ship and site all season!


Your contributions help with the maintenance and preservation of the S.S. Moyie and site. Donations of artifacts are also accepted.


We are always looking for volunteers to help out with various projects on the ship and events on site!

Photo by Jesse Schpakowski