Transportation & Maps
Greenwood is located on Highway 3, a well-travelled east west route providing access to Vancouver in the west and Calgary in the east.
Greenwood is pedestrian-friendly with a tiny downtown shopping district, historic and cultural attractions, centrally located park and walking paths along Boundary Creek and the Trans Canada Trail. However, some historic and agricultural attractions as well as outdoor recreational venues are outside the urban centre and require car travel.
Winter tires are recommended on mountain roads from October through April. Road conditions at higher elevations can be treacherous. Four-wheel or all-wheel-drive vehicles are best suited for rugged backcountry travel. Car rentals are not available in Greenwood.
Bus and Rail Travel
Greyhound Canada buses stop in Greenwood and provide daily connections with Vancouver, Calgary and regional centres. There is no passenger rail service to Greenwood.
West Kootenay Regional Airport in Castlegar (137km/85mi east) offers daily flights to and from Vancouver and Calgary on Air Canada Jazz. Car rentals are available from Enterprise and Budget. The Grand Forks Municipal Airport (40km/25mi east) has a 1,310m/4,300ft paved runway. It offers terminal and fueling facilities for private aircraft.