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“We harvest berries in the traditional Nicola Valley areas, as well as, fish and hunt using the old ways and new ways.”

Ranching in the Nicola Valley, BC, Canada
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A day in the life at a local ranch; 8 Mile Ranch/Calton Cattle Co.

Highly Recommended Places to Stay in Merritt BC, Canada
5 star rated Hotels in Merritt BC, Canada
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For most of us cleanliness is the most important part of our choice when booking a hotel. The Best Western Plus, a 5 star Hotel in Merritt BC, Canada has passed with flying colours.

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Merritt BC Canada

Merritt BC, the "Country Music Capital of Canada", is nestled in the beautiful Nicola Valley surrounded by hundreds of lakes, rolling ranchlands and year round adventures.


Merritt, British Columbia (BC), Canada is nestled in the centre of the Nicola Valley where the Nicola and Coldwater rivers meet. The region is decorated with hundreds of wilderness lakes, rolling grassland fields, hills and ranchlands. This is cowboy country. Home to cowboy hats, western boots, and country music.

Nicola Valley Summer Adventures and Things To Do In Merritt, BC

There are hundreds of lakes in the backcountry hills of Merritt, BC. Some easy access, some require an off road vehicle. Many of the Nicola Valley lakes attract adventures like 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, provide drive-in wilderness campsites. 

Merritt Winter Adventures and Things To Do in the Nicola Valley

In the winter people 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 those snowmobiling adventures.

Merritt BC Parks and Trails and Nicola Valley Places of Interest

Some of the more popular activity and sightseeing destinations in the region include Central Park, Helmer Lake Park, Lily Lake, Lundbom Lake, Marquart Lake, Gwen Lake and Nicola Lake.  Nicola, Marquart and Lundbom Lakes are the easy-access lakes in the region. The others are hidden in the backcountry accessed by gravel roads. 

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