Boating in Merritt BC Canada depends on the type of boat you have. Most of the lakes in the Nicola Valley region are wilderness lakes and many do not permit gas motorized boats. The preferred mode of power is paddle and some Nicola Valley lakes will permit electric motors.
Some easy access boating destinations with boat launches includes Nicola Lake and Stump Lake. Each have staging areas for launching a boat. The Nicola Lake day use area and boat launch is approximately10 kilometres north of Merritt on Highway 5A. There is a boat launch accessing Nicola Lake also in the Monck Provincial Park just outside the city limits on Highway 5A. The Stump Lake day use picnic area and boat launch is about 40 kms further down the same highway.
When one arrives in the Nicola Valley with a small boat in tow there are many remote lakes to access via backcountry gravel roads for boating in Merritt BC Canada. Kentucky, Gwen and Helmer Lakes are just a few of the hundreds of lakes in the area. Many who come to boat our lakes come to fish as well. Many remote lakes come with wilderness campsites so why not spend a couple days boating, fishing, camping and sightseeing.