Greenwood’s Mining Heritage
Greenwood was a mining boomtown in the 1890s and early 1900. Remnants of the city's heydays can still be seen in the collection of vintage hotels and commercial buildings situated in the city's downtown and homes throughout. You can still also see the 36m/118ft brick smokestack of the former BC Copper Company smelter.
Greenwood’s World War 2 Heritage
Throughout the city are reminders of Greenwood's role as an internment camp for Japanese-Canadians during the Second World War. Look for signs on heritage buildings that were used as dormitories, schools and bathhouses and check out exhibits at the Greenwood Museum.
Visit Greenwood Museum (214 S Copper Ave) for more information and brochures on things to do in the area as well as to learn more about the area’s history. Make sure to pick up a copy of Greeenwood Heritage Walk brochure. Also ask for thePhoenix Mountain Driving Tour guide to explore the mining history of a nearby copper mine.