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  • Fishing & Hunting Nearby (fishing approx 5 min drive)
  • Osyoos 45min to East
  • Nelson 2 hours to west

  • Some of Greenwood's recreational and educational attractions include the Heritage Building Walking Tour, Circle Loop driving tours, Jewel Lake, the Greenwood and Phoenix heritage cemetery sites, the Trans Canada Trail pathway and the Tunnel of Flags. Also, Greenwood's mining heritage is told at the local museum.

    Heading west out of Greenwood on what was once known, as Dewdney Trail is the Trans Canada Trail parallel to Highway #3.

    Between Midway and Greenwood you can see old ruins of log cabins and other lingering remains of the Dewdney Trail along the historic trail clinging to the rocky bluffs, before it disappears into the valley hanging at Boundary Falls.

    Boundary Falls was once the site of a bustling town with one of three smelters in the Boundary Mining District. Boundary Falls used to be a hydroelectric dam built and used by the City of Greenwood until 1921. Successful development of the West Kootenay Power building as a Mining and Power Interpretive Centre, adjacent to the Lotzkar Park smelter ruins, will tell of the mining history in smelting of copper ores and it’s world demand, the establishment of electrical power, and the railway transportation.

    In Greenwood and it’s surrounding area recreation includes fishing in Jewel Lake, Boundary Creek and other local streams. Other recreational opportunities include hiking trails, downhill and cross-country skiing, snowmobile trails and boating.

    Greenwood has many organizations and club activities including events such as the Demolition Derby, Art show, craft fair, the Soapbox Derby, and the Founders Day celebrations. Just to name a few. Make the Greenwood Museum and Visitor Info Centre your first stop. Public computer Internet Access sites, sponsored by Industry Canada CAP, are available at the Museum, Library and City Hall.

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