S.S. Sicamous High Tea

After the Annual High Tea – 2017

Wonderful photos from a wonder-filled afternoon.

Thanks to all of the volunteers and supporters who made this event possible! We’d like to give a big shout out to Ken and Wanda at Okanagan Vintage Catering Company Ltd who provided the scrumptious food, COBS Bread who baked the scones and desserts and especially to Marlane at the Shatford Centre – Okanagan School of the Arts – who put together the costumes, and hemmed the dresses too! The 70th Annual Miss Penticton Pageant girls were fantastic, and so was our talented pianist Rose Masson. Thank you.

Alice in Wonderland High Tea – with awesome decorations donated (and set up!) by RSVP Event Studio Penticton. Photos were taken by David Secor Photography

Detail for Decorations and Table Centre Pieces

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About High Teas at the SS Sicamous

Alice in Wonderland High Tea at the SS Sicamous

Don’t be late for a very important date. Join us for an Alice in Wonderland inspired high tea on board the S.S. Sicamous. Bring your best hat and enjoy touch of madness with us. Guests can roam throughout the ship while enjoying dainty snacks and sipping tea from vintage teacups. The high tea will be on Sunday, August 6th (from 1:30pm to 3:30pm). This event is a fundraiser for the S.S. Sicamous Society, for repairs and restorations on the ships in our care.

The dining hall will be filled with the melody of vintage tunes and the enthusiastic murmur of guests, dressed in their Sunday best. An aroma of freshly baked goods and fragrant tea drifts through the air. During the afternoon, there will be an array of tasty snacks and appetizers, provided by Okanagan Vintage Catering. The foods will be served on vintage china, and will be paired with delicious freshly baked desserts from Cobs Bread Bakery, and tea provided by Teas & Weaves.

This event is always popular, and we expect it to be a sellout event. We are excited to share the history and entertainment with you all again this year. Tickets are $30.00 each (or $100 for a group of 4) and can be purchased at the boat itself (at 1099 Lakeshore Drive, Penticton) or online at eventbrite.com.

Guests are advised to purchase in advance, as tickets will not be sold at the door. So grab your best costumes and take the leap down the rabbit hole – to a time of elegance, madness and wonder with high tea aboard the historic S.S. Sicamous.


Frequently asked questions: 

What is included?: Tea, appetizers, lawn games, live music, and a chance to experience a historic atmosphere!

Where can I buy tickets?: You can buy tickets here:  or in person at the SS Sicamous. Please note: Tickets will NOT be sold at door.

Do I have to dress up?: Only if you want to, but it makes it more fun!

Do I have to book in advance?: Yes, tickets will not be sold at the door.

What if I don’t like tea?: We will also have iced tea and coffee upon request.

Can I bring my granddaughter?: Yes, this event is for all ages!

What if I can’t use the stairs?: We recently installed an elevator! Just ask one of our volunteers to help.

Do I have to be there right at 1:30 or can I come after?: Yes, please arrive at 1:30 but you can leave whenever, you don’t have to stay until 3:30!

Where does the money go?: To the S.S. Sicamous Society for restorations and reparations on the ships in the heritage park.

Will the boat be open to the public?: The ship will only be open to high tea goers, members of the public will not be able to tour the ship that day,

Will there be live music?: Yes, there will be a pianist, and local musicians playing too.