Downtown Merritt BC shopping has benefits. Getting travelers to come downtown when exiting off the highway is well worth the effort. Not encouraging our visitors to visit Downtown Merritt is, in so many ways, letting our visitors down. I mean, just start talking to some of the local store owners and soon you will realize how lucky we are to have them in our community. There is more to Merritt BC Canada and the Nicola Valley than fast food, washroom breaks and gas stations.
The stores, restaurants, coffee shops, and services located in Merritt work hard at providing visitors the full Merritt experience. Take it from us, there are some real quality and friendly people working the downtown core. Consequently, their work ethic and friendly demeanor reflect the many efforts of the combined core to make Downtown Merritt an attraction in the Nicola Valley. The key leaders downtown take pride in their services and in how the downtown core is represented and interpreted.
"You can't buy happiness, but you can buy local and that's kind of the same thing."Author Unknown
The downtown Merritt shopping district is always looking for new ways to entertain, as well as, service the locals and visitors who grace their sidewalks. There combined efforts and ingenuity have played a large part in the unique programs implemented in the downtown core like the Chair Walk, Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, Walk of Stars, Friday Night Markets, Spirit Square and many more events and festivals. Their goal? To bring more and more people down the hill and encourage downtown Merritt shopping and unique experiences.
Experience Nicola Valley (ENV) bloggers are fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet and greet with more and more businesses and non profits who reside in town. The people behind the store fronts are making a large impression on many, including this blogger and tourism consultant. In an effort to put these businesses and non profits on the front page for key word search engine results, the ENV bloggers welcome businesses to contact them for a feature article. One can email or best yet, contact them on social media @experiencenicolavalley .
Community Futures Nicola Valley
Conayt Friendship Society
Empty Keg Brew House
Grand Pub and Grill
Mary's Corner Cafe & Catering
Mellah Leuca Day Spa
Merritt Dance Society
Miss Vicki's Petals & Plants
Murray Chevrolet Buick GMC Merritt
Nicola Valley Community Arts Council
Nicola Valley Farmer's Market
Nicola Valley Food Bank
Planet Hair and Spa
Q101 Radio Station
Spaner and Webb
Vision Quest Optical & Gifts
With the right leadership and programs the Downtown Merritt shopping district will become a signature attraction in itself, Creating a memorable shopping experience will only compliment our community in the minds of our visitors and locals.
CCM Hall of Fame honours those inducted into the hall, with information on each of them, from artists to builders in the Country Music industry.