• Merritt was known as “Forksdale” before it was incorporated as Merritt, April 1, 1911.

  • The Baillie House historic site previously operated as a residence and soda pop bottling factory.

  • Established in 1884 the Douglas Lake Ranch, just outside of Merritt BC, is Canada’s largest working cattle ranch.

  • The City of Merritt’s official slogan is “The Country Music Capital of Canada”.

  • Merritt hosts one of Canada’s largest night Christmas parades during the annual Merritt Country Christmas Week.

Please note as of January 13, 2018, the BC VISITOR CENTRE IN MERRITT (Junction of Hwy. 5 & 97C - exit 286) will be closed. Visitor information will continue to be available at the Merritt Visitor Centre at the Baillie House in downtown Merritt, 2250 Voght Street.
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About Merritt
Come experience Merritt's unique blend of urban lifestyle, and outdoor adventure..
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Lifestyle
Things To Do
Not sure what to do in Merritt and the Nicola Valley? Check out these suggestions to help make your trip even more memorable.
Things To Do
Fishing
With over 200 lakes in the area, Merritt and the Nicola region is a fisherman's paradise.
Recreation
Fly Fishing
Country Music Capital
Merritt, Walk of Stars, Country Music Hall of Fame, Larger than Life Murals.
Country Music Capital
Country Legends
Events
Discover what exciting community events are fast approaching.
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Shopping
Discover a unique selection of shops and restaurants in Merritt.
Downtown
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Baillie House

Baillie House

Visit the friendly staff at the Merritt Visitor Centre at the Baillie House.

Merritt Visitor Centre

City of Merritt

City of Merritt

Contact the City of Merritt, Tourism and Economic Development Department at City Hall

City of Merritt

Destination BC

Destination BC

Destination British Columbia is responsible for marketing the Super, Natural British Columbia ® brand to the world. Super, Natural British Columbia is a trade-mark of Destination BC Corp.

BC Visitor Information

Contact Us

Got questions? Contact us by phone, or by email using our contact form.

Merritt Visitor Centre: 250-378-0349
Tourism Manager: 250-378-8619
Email: Contact Form