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In a Nutshell...

Merritt, the Country Music Capital of Canada, is a warm and friendly community nestled in the Nicola Valley. Visiting this heart of the Nicola Valley ranchlands couldnt be easier. Merritt is a nexus of five highways, making it an easily accessible vacation stop and a hot spot for business development. Visitors enjoy an experience ringing with country charm and rich in history dating back to the 1880s.

Play outdoors and more, boasting more than 2,050 hours of sunshine annually, Merritt offers abundant opportunities to relax outside. Imagine the some 200 sparkling area lakes that gave rise to the jingle A lake a day; as long as you stay. Merritt is an outdoor playground offering everything from world-class fishing to some of the top mountain bike trails in Canada and the finest wind surfing in North America. Camping, skateboarding, hiking, horseback riding, bird watching, golfing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, skating; all and more are possible in Merritt.

Where are We...

86 km South West of Kamloops&270 km North of Vancouver




595 m


Average daytime summer temperatures highs 38 lows 25
Average daytime winter temperature highs 0 to 10, lows -10

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Area Guides...

The Official Gold Country Visitors Guide
Box 933 Merritt, BC V0K 1H0


Gold Country Tourism

City of Merritt

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