Paddleboarders on Kalamalka Lake near Vernon

(Andrew Strain photo)


Things to Do

Kids swimming (Picture BC photo)

Kids swimming (Picture BC photo)

History buffs, movie fans and those interested in BC's mining and railroad heritage are drawn to Greenwood to see its historic and heritage sites and its buildings and structures of note.

As well, Greenwood's location in the Monashee Mountains, close proximity to the Trans Canada Trail and two provincial parks provides many opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, camping, fishing, cross-country skiing and downhill skiing.

Driving tours offer glimpses of the ghosts of Greenwood's mining heritage and close encounters with the area's beautiful scenery.

Mining Boomtown

It's not hard to find Greenwood's historic sites and buildings of note. Simply driving into downtown reveals remnants of the community's heyday in the late 1890s and early 1900s as a copper smelting boom town and hub of the region's mining economy. It's hard to miss the massive slag heap, the 36m/118ft brick smokestack of the former BC Copper Company smelter and a truly stunning collection of vintage hotels, commercial buildings and homes.

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