Experience Merritt BC Canada Adventures
We are country with backcountry adventures
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Merritt BC Canada adventures and activities in the Nicola Valley. Merritt is nestled in the centre of the Nicola Valley where the Nicola and Coldwater Rivers meet. The Nicola Valley is home hundreds of wilderness lakes, rolling grassland fields, hills, trails, backcountry roads and ranchlands. We do country here in Merritt BC, as well as, in the backcountry.
Experience Merritt BC Canada Summer Things To Do
Plan a visit and Experience Merritt BC adventures while exploring any one of our hundreds of lakes. However, not all lakes are created equal. Some are easy access, some require an off road vehicle, while some are reached best on foot. We use our lakes for fishing, canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, birdwatching, off roading, camping, horseback riding, wind surfing, boating, water skiing and swimming during the summer months. Some of the lakes, the more popular ones, include drive-in wilderness campsites and horse riding baddocks.
Merritt BC Canada Adventures in the Winter
Come and Experience Merritt in the winter and enjoy cross country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing and snowshoeing. Trails in the Helmer Lake area north of Merritt are designated for snowmobiling while cross country skiers like the Kane Valley XC ski trails south of town. The neighbouring Coquihalla Highway which intersects with Merritt is a top snowmobile destination in the province making Merritt BC an ideal base camp for backcountry snowmobiling adventures.
Experience Nicola Valley Parks, Trails and Lakes
In Merritt, the go-to community park is Central Park. As for lakes, we have over a hundred. Helmer Lake Park, Lily Lake, Lundbom Lake, Marquart Lake, Gwen Lake and Nicola Lake are the most recognized in the region. Nicola, Marquart and Lundbom Lakes are the easy-access lakes ideal for fishing, camping and mountain biking.
Merritt Attractions and Cultural Experiences
Downtown Merritt BC Canada provides hours of enjoyment shopping in our local stores, visiting with our coffee shops and dining in our restaurants. Take a stroll down the streets and follow the Merritt Murals and the "Walk of Stars" as they tell the stories of many of our great Canadian and North American country music artist and legends.
Some of the other Merritt BC attractions include Nicola Valley historic sites like the Canadian Country Music Hall of Honour, Quilchena Hotel (1908), Coldwater Hotel (1908), Baillie House (1908) and the Douglas Lake Cattle Company (1886). Established in 1886, the Douglas Lake Cattle Company is Canada's largest working cattle ranch and it is located just outside of Merritt, BC.
Experience Merritt Services
Merritt B.C. is easily accessible from four major highways - Hwy 5 and 5A, Hwy 97C and Hwy 8. It is a good destination in the Nicola Valley region for tourists because the community provides many of the amenities necessary for travel. The community amenities include Merritt accommodations and places to stay (hotels, motels, cottages, cabins, vacation homes), attractions, restaurants, pubs, coffee houses, gas stations, banks, laundromat, retail stores, gift shops, grocery stores, taxi cabs, bus, internet and cell reception.