"History is a mighty drama, enacted upon the theatre of times,
with suns for lamps and eternity for a background.”
About Greenwood Tours
Incorporated in 1897, Greenwood was a booming mining town, replete with many of BC’s famous and infamous pioneers. Stroll the streets with our tour guide and take a trip down memory lane. Experience the past grandeur of the buildings, and discover the characters that made up this rich and diverse community. History awaits complete with murders, mayhem, and more…
Join our historic character "Lena Macfarlane" - wife of the Superintendent of the Sunset Copper Mine - as she brings with her an entertaining picture of daily life and times of Greenwood in the early 1900s.
"If history were taught in the form of stories it would never be forgotten"
Maureen Grant, storyteller and raconteur, portrays Lena. Maureen is the granddaughter of Lena and John Howard Macfarlane, who arrived in Greenwood in the late 1890s. John was the Superintendent of the Sunset Copper Mine in Greenwood . Her father and uncle were born here, and several other relatives were a part of Greenwood’s vibrant early days. Maureen has been exploring her family history here in Greenwood and has many great anecdotes and tall tales to tempt you with as you travel the town together.
"We took the tour recently and were singularly impressed with Maureen’s depth of knowledge of the area and the fascinating anecdotes of the people of the times. Well worth booking a tour."
-Cal C, Oliver BC