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The City of Merritt is well-known for the moto “Flourish under the Sun” with the abundant amount of sunshine throughout the year. In addition to the variety of popular outdoor festivals and events, Merritt has many indoor leisure activities at locations such as the Merritt Lawn Bowling Clubhouse, Nicola Valley Aquatic Center, Nicola Valley Memorial Arena, Merritt Civic Center, and the Merritt Curling Centre. These recreation sites offer a variety of options for locals and visitors to #ExploreMerritt and enjoy the community throughout the year.

We invite you to discover some of the outstanding indoor activities here in Merritt BC!


Curling is one of the unique indoor activities Merritt has to offer. Make sure to stop by the Merritt Curling Club and give it a try. This family-friendly activity is easy, fun and relaxing for all you need is a pair of clean shoes. The curling center is open year-round to meet the popular demand of local community members and tourists. Keep an eye on the Merritt Curling Club and Tourism Merritt for special occasions you not want to miss!

Location: Merritt Curling Club


Photo: Merritt Curling Club Facebook Page



Who does not love FREE public skating? Warming up your body with an easy exercise sounds like a great idea during the cold season. For only $2, you will have no problem finding your skate rentals from size child to adult at the door. Skate sharpening is also available with various options. The ice rink opens several days throughout the winter but be sure to check exact dates and times before you drop by. Come check it out yourself!

Location: Nicola Valley Memorial Arena


Photo: Nicola Valley Skating Club



Who says you can only go swimming in the summer? Love swimming all year round? We have got your back! The Nicola Valley Aquatic Center provides a safe and friendly aquatic world for you to dive into throughout the year. You can spend your whole day here with endless fun activities to do. Thinking about a birthday indoor pool party? Contact the Aquatic Center for the best rate to book the pool for unforgettable time with your friends and family!

Location: Nicola Valley Aquatic Center




Another favourite indoor activity in Merritt is bowling! A bowling competition with friends and some snacks is a great way to relax. Bowling is easy, entertaining and open for all ages. This is one of the best go-to place for any kinds of group offering a comfortable atmosphere for everyone to enjoy the indoors and relax.   

Location: Merritt Bowling Centre



Tour of Arts Gallery and Museum

If you are interested in some easy and chill indoor activities, the Arts Gallery and Museum both are your destinations. All you need is to wander around the Courthouse Arts Gallery and Museum with enough time to absorb what Merritt has to offer. You can enjoy learning about not only Merritt but also about the beautiful region of Nicola Valley. Exploring the hidden gems of both these great locations.

Location: Courthouse Arts Gallery and Nicola Valley Museum & Archives


Photo: Nicola Valley Museum & Archives Facebook Page


These activities are considered some top-rated indoor leisure activities in town from perspectives of both the locals and visitors. It’s now your chance to experience them with your family and friends! We invite you to share your fun-filled indoor activities in Merritt on social media using #ExploreMerritt. For more information on other indoor fun, visit or stop by the Visitor Center for the latest Activity Guide to find out what is best for you.

We can’t wait to see you during your next trip to Merritt!

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Tourism Asset Survey


The City of Merritt - Economic Development & Tourism Department invites you to complete the Tourism Merritt Community Tourism Asset Survey. 

The City of Merritt has commissioned Deborah Kulchiski Consulting to carry out the survey to gather your opinions about the current status of the tourism industry in Merritt, to capture any ideas you may have regarding the future of tourism development opportunities in Merritt and to identify your perspective regarding tourism.

Participation in this survey will help to shape the future direction of the overall tourism industry in Merritt and help to identify the most effective strategic direction for Tourism Merritt that will both meet the needs of the community’s tourism industry as well as visitors demands and expectations.  Your input is vital to its success.  Please know that all responses are anonymous and will be reported in aggregate only.  The results of this survey will be made available by January 2019.

Survey takes approximetly 10 minutes to complete. Please complete the survey by Friday, November 30th. 

The Tourism Merritt - Community Tourism Asset Survey is available at

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Accommodations and Restaurants Merritt BC


Tourism Merritt is pleased to present “Places to Stay” and “Where to Eat” business profiles on the Tourism Merritt website to help visitors have an enjoyable extended stay in our community.


Each profile includes imagery to fully capture a visitors future experience with a personalized write up provided by the business. Business amenities are listed on each profile for guests to conveniently sort their options by various categories, i.e. I would like to stay in a Merritt hotel which is pet friendly. Tourism Merritt’s goal is to work with local business to ensure theses profiles are kept current and enticing for guests to increase their length of stay during their next visit.    

Tourism Merritt invites you to Explore Merritt via the below links:


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Win Two Free Passes for Rockin' River Music Fest 2019 in Merritt BC!


Tourism Merritt is pleased to again offer a photo contest for free 2019 Rockin’ River passes.


How to Win
• To enter head over to the Tourism Merritt Facebook page and give it a “LIKE”. “SHARE” this post to get an extra entry into the contest!

• Then visit downtown Merritt and snap a photo of you in front of your favorite Merritt Country Music Legend Mural

• Add them to Instagram or Facebook* and tag @TourismMerritt, #ExploreMerritt, & #RockinRiver2018. Mural images can also be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

• Pick up and drop off your “Enter to Win” form at any of the below locations to enter to win 2 free passes to Rockin’ River 2019!

                        - at the Tourism Merritt Mobile Info Kiosk during Rockin’ River 
                        - at the Tourism Merritt Mobile Kiosk on Dewolf Way across from DQ

                                                (outside of the Rockin’ River weekend)
                        - OR at the Merritt Visitor Centre at the Baillie House

• Deadline to enter Monday August 13, winner announced Tuesday August 14th! Successful entries will consist of both a completed entry form and at least 1 image of yourself in front of a Merritt Country Music Legends Mural.*


* Tourism Merritt reservesthe right to use all images submitted with photo credit given to the photographer when possible.

* Merritt Country Music Legends Murals created by Michelle Loughery of Route Blue #artrouteblue

Photo Contest Rockin Riverfest

Photo Credit: Ankur Sud Photography

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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