Merritt Tourism and Adventures
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Merritt British Columbia in the Nicola Valley is part of the Thompson Okanagan region
Merritt, BC, Canada is nestled in the centre of the Nicola Valley where the Nicola and Coldwater Rivers meet. The region is best known for its hundreds of lakes, grassland fields, rolling hills and ranchlands. This is country tourism at its finest while celebrating our great outdoors and a wide selection of activities and adventures for all four seasons. Merritt British Columbia provides a different lake and adventure a day while you stay. It is that good! Start palnning travels today to Merritt.
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Summer Things To Do In Merritt BC
There are so many things to do in Merritt British Columbia Canada in all four seasons. The gravel roads and hiking trails in the region lead deep into the Nicola Valley backcountry connecting with many lakes. Our wilderness lakes provide many camping, wildlife sighting, birdwatching, canoeing, kayaking, wind surfing, boating, water skiing and fishing opportunities. Our 280 kilometres of trails are designated multi use and single use for hiking, mountain biking, dirt biking and horseback riding.
Winter Things To Do In The Nicola Valley
In our winter tourism and adventure months, our hundreds of lakes freeze over and snow covers our higher elevations creating a pristime environment for cross country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing and snowshoeing. Trails in the Helmer Lake area north of Merritt are designated for snowmobiling in the colder months while cross country skiers like the Kane Valley XC ski trails south of town. Snowmobiling is enjoyed in the local trails as well as in the neighboring Coquihalla Highway region.
Merritt BC Parks and Trails
The City of Merrit maintains our community parks. And just outside of the city limits we also have a provincial park on Nicola Lake. Some of the more popular community parks in town includes Central Park, Rotary Park and Centennial Park. Just outside of the community is the Monck Provincial Park. In the backcountry of Nicola Valley are some easy-access gravel roads leading to wilderness lake destinations like Nicola Lake, Marquart Lake, and Lundbom Lake. Others like Helmer Lake, Lily Lake, Gwen Lake take a little more effort as they are deeper into the backcountry.
Merritt BC Attractions and Venues
Being country we have lots of Merritt BC attractions to share with visitors. Take some time and explore the downtown core of Merritt enjoying the "Walk of Stars" and the Canadian Country Music Hall Of Honour. The self guided walking tour honors the country music stars who have visited and celebrated Merritt in some capacity over the decades at festivals, and special events. Some of the historic sites to visit when visiting includes the Quilchena Hotel (1908), Douglas Lake Cattle Company (1886), Coldwater Hotel (1908) and the Baillie House (1908).
Amenities in Merritt
Merritt is easily accessible from four major highways - Hwy 5 and 5A, Hwy 97C and Hwy 8. The community provides many of the amenities necessary for travel. The Merritt amenities include accommodations (hotels, motels, cottages, cabins, vacation homes), attractions, restaurants, pubs, coffee houses, gas stations, banks, laundromats, retail stores, gift shops, grocery stores, taxi cabs, bus, internet and cell reception.