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

  • The historic Baillie House built in 1908 previously operated as a residence and a pop bottling factory.

  • The Douglas Lake Ranch (est. 1884) just outside of Merritt is Canada’s largest working cattle ranch.

  • The City of Merritt’s official slogan is “Flourish Under The Sun”.

  • Merritt hosts one of Canada’s largest annual outdoor night Christmas parades during Christmas.

About Merritt
Come experience Merritt's unique blend of urban lifestyle, and outdoor adventure..
Community Information
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
With over 200 lakes in the area, Merritt and the Nicola region is a fisherman's paradise.
Fly Fishing
Country and Ranching Heritage
Merritt, Walk of Stars, Country Music Hall of Fame, Ranching, Larger than Life Murals.
Rural Attractions
Country Legends
Discover what exciting community events are fast approaching.
Discover a unique selection of shops and restaurants in Merritt.

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Ask about hard copies of visitor information from our Visitor Information Centre at the Baillie House (bailliehouse@gmail.com).

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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. As of January 2018, the BC VISITOR CENTRE IN MERRITT (Junction of Hwy. 5 & 97C - exit 286) is closed. Visitor information will continue to be available at the Merritt Visitor Centre at the Baillie House in downtown Merritt.

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