Girl Snowshoeing in Merritt
Girl Snowshoeing in Merritt

Jun 9, 2018 by Delinda Cammarata

Snowshoeing Adventure Anyone.
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Experience just how peaceful a winter snowshoe hike can be.

Snowshoeing in Merritt BC

Nicola Valley Snowshoeing Adventures

BC Snowshoeing Maps and Trails

Snowshoeing in Merritt BC during the winter season is how many connect with nature as the snow falls. Come and enjoy our Merritt BC Canada sunny skies, snow-covered rolling hills and frozen lakes in the Nicola Valley. 

Snowshoeing Merritt BC Canada

Kane Valley Snowshoeing in Merritt BC

We have many locations one can snowshoe in the valley including Kane Valley (nordic area), Helmer Lake, Lundbom Lake, Hamilton Hill, Falls Lake and others. Kane Valley has trails designated specifically for snowshoeing only. Do not use xc ski trails when snowshoeing Kane Valley. That is a no no. Follow the signs and show respect for your fellow winter enthusiasts.  

Where are the Kane Valley Trails?

Kane Valley has 13 km of trails designated as snowshoeing trails. The Kane Valley snowshoeing trails are only 20 minutes south of Merritt, B.C., an hour west of Kelowna and an hour north of Princeton. The best winter access to the snowshoeing areas is along the Kane Valley Road which joins Highway 5A/97C near Corbett Lake, 18 kilometers south of Merritt.

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Merritt Snowshoeing Trail Etiquette

  • Snowshoeing is NOT permitted on groomed xc ski trails.
  • Informal bush trails may or may not be flagged.
  • Stay on trails. Follow snowshoe trail signs only.
  • No vehicles or snowmobiles are allowed.
  • Please pack out your garbage.

Please note: Snowshoe trails are not patrolled. Use at your own risk.

Looking for your next snowshoeing adventure? Come experience Merritt’s hospitality and welcoming facilities. Make the Nicola Valley your next snowshoeing destination!

Snowshoeing in Merritt BC

Nicola Valley Winter Adventures

Snowshoeing Merritt BC - Nicola Valley Winter Adventures

Snowshoeing Merritt BC - Nicola Valley Winter Adventures




While the season for snowshoeing Merritt BC is winding down there is still time to enjoy the sport at the higher elevations near Merritt.  If you can't make it this year be sure to file a "remember this activity" in your calendar for next year.

In general the season runs from December  through March but can be a bit iffy on either side of this range so make sure you check out the conditions before you head out.


Merritt's climate is semi arid and the winters are reasonably mild therefore snowshoeing is relatively limited in town.  However, we can be assured that we will receive enough snow to get in a few weeks snowshoe fun.  For example, this year we had a very large snow storm that dumped 40 cm in one day.  Clearly a great amount snow.  The nice thing about it , it is light and fluffy.  To get an idea of what this looks like, take a look at my backyard after the storm.

[caption id="attachment_18911" align="aligncenter" width="300"] After the snow storm


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Winter Activities & Attractions

Merritt, BC, Canada
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Immerse Yourself In Merritt’s Backcountry Famous for untouched zones of powder that you’ll have all to yourself. Merritt has some of the most diverse riding areas to fit your style. From groomed family-friendly riding to the extreme vertical, we have what you are after. The Merritt Snowmobile Club maintains 6 warming shelters in the 4 riding zones, and over 300 km of trails.