The Moyie at dockside at Kaslo
After its retirement in April 1957, the Moyie was acquired by the village of Kaslo and operated by the Kootenay Lake Historical Society as a museum. Later, the steamer was designated a National Historic Site. In 1988 a major restoration effort started that has seen the old sternwheeler transformed. The community museum artifacts that were being stored and displayed on the vessel were removed from the vessel and major structural work began. Major projects included building a new steel cradle, installing a sprinkler system and repairing to the decks and bulkheads.