Canada’s Smallest City
Greenwood is the little city that could. Once a thriving mining town in the late 1800s and early 1900s, it almost became a ghost town. In the 1940s it was an internment camp to over 1,000 displaced Japanese people. After the war, many stayed and made Greenwood their home. Our history is what draws many people to our city. Our hospitality and fun celebrations are what entices them to stay.
We invite you to settle in to your roadside motel or campsite and then venture out and explore all Greenwood has to offer. Take a stroll through our colourful streets, where more than 60 heritage buildings paint the landscape with gingerbread trimmings, cupolas, and turrets, each one evoking a storybook image all its own.
Greenwood, like most of Boundary Country, is known for its outdoor recreation. With trails, rivers, lakes, and parks accessible year-round. It’s easy to see why so many people return year after year.