S.S Moyie at Kaslo, BC

This elegant sternwheeler is the oldest intact passenger steam vessel of its type in the world. The machinery and the steel frames of its hull were built by the Bertram Engine Works of Toronto, shipped west by rail and assembled in Vancouver. Launched at Nelson on 22 October 1898 by the Canadian Pacific Railway, the S.S. Moyie carried passengers and freight on Rescued and preserved by the people of Kaslo, the “sweetheart of the lake” recalled the role of sternwheelers in the history of western Canada.