Community Calendar


Merritt's Community Calendar is stocked full of festivals, fairs and community events. Check back often for activities in all four seasons. #ExploreMerritt 

Art, Culture & Heritage

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Log rides and get entered in to win prizes! 

Everyone receives a t-shirt when you register.

#GoByBike is giving away a cycling trip around Prosecco Hills in Italy!


Intermediate Ride for Bike Week;


Join Darch Oborne for a tour of JP Cool; an fun  intermediate trail on the Coutlee Plateau.

Meet at Civic centre ; shuttle to MMBA Coutlee Parking lot; then shuttle to to of JP and enjoy a 1 hour ride through the woods. 

This is not a beginners' ride; but there are no drops of life threatening sections. Riders should be in good physical shape to ride the full trail; but there is a bailout point so the climb can be avoided, mostly.

RSVP: Felicity @ 315.1050 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Event Date 05-27-2019
Event End Date 06-02-2019
* Event Contact Merritt Leisure Services
* Phone Number 250-315-1050
* Location Merritt

The Baillie House is having its annual Garden and Plant Sale. 

Come and check out different plants for the garden and for your home.

Event Date 05-25-2019 10:30 am
Event End Date 05-25-2019
* Event Contact Baillie House
* Phone Number 250-378-0349
* Location Baillie House

Forever West: A Lifestyle That Has Never Changed Over The Years

With Artist Faye Gustafson

Artist Faye Gustafson has moved to our Merritt community, with husband Ian Brooker, after several years of visiting and participating in our local arts programs, like the successful Art Walk. Faye’s work in sketches and oils is made for our western community, with venues like the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, the Museum, and Purity Feeds happy to host her art work. the Nicola Valley Arts Council is happy to welcome Faye and Ian to our community, and enjoy a full display of Faye’s artwork at the Gallery. Faye says, “By choosing subjects from life or my imagination, often a combination of both, I seek out the substance that often lays under the surface of my subjects. My goal is to expose the essence excitement, emotion and sometimes the pain that is daily life.” "The cowboy way of life has always appealed to my soul" says Gustafson. I love the endless stories of the people who lived way back when, and the excitement the modern cowgirls and cowboys still enjoy!" Gustafson has exhibited her work in Canada and United States, Japan and Australia, in private and community galleries, and holds several awards for her artwork. 

Faye’s show begins Friday, May 17/19. The Reception for her show is Friday, May 24th, 4-7pm.

The Nicola Valley Arts Councilare happy to keep Faye’s show until June 22/19.

The Nicola Valley Arts Council is planning a sketching workshop with Faye while her show is on. Watch for the dates she will be at the Courthouse.

Event Date 05-24-2019 4:00 pm
Event End Date 05-24-2019 7:00 pm
* Location Old Courthouse Art Gallery
The Vancouver Paranormal Society will carry out a publiic investigation on May 18th.  Participants will be able to participate in a full evening of activities and experience a paranormal investigation.  You have to email to reserve a spot, there are only 4 tickets available.  All proceeds go to the Baillie House.
Event Date 05-18-2019 6:00 pm
Event End Date 05-18-2019 11:55 pm
* Event Contact Vancouver Paranormal Society at the Baillie House
* Phone Number 250-378-0349
* Location Baillie House
The Baillie House is having a Mother's Day Tea!  There will be two sittings, one at 11:30am and one at 1:00 pm.  Sitting is limited, get your tickets now!  Must be paid by Thursday May 9, 2019. 
Event Date 05-11-2019 11:30 am
Event End Date 05-11-2019 1:00 pm
* Event Contact Baillie House
* Phone Number 250-378-0349
* Location Baillie House
Bells of Note and Jewel Tones Choir perform at the United Church on May 4th at 7 pm. An evening of handbells and voice.  Admission is by donation.
Event Date 05-04-2019 7:00 pm
* Event Contact Linda Baird
* Phone Number 250-378-4528
* Location Merritt

Highway 5A, please bring a lawn chair

For more info contact (250) 378-0349

Event Date 04-28-2019 2:00 pm
* Location Merritt
Wondernatural Art Opening Reception See poster for details
Event Date 04-05-2019 4:00 pm
Event End Date 04-05-2019 7:00 pm
* Location Old Courthouse Art Gallery

Come out to watch the Mixed Volleyball tournament that will be happening at CMS and MSS on April 5-7!! 

Event Date 04-05-2019
Event End Date 04-07-2019
* Phone Number Angela Russel 250-378-2154
Website :
* Location Merritt Secondary School

Instructor: Nlaka'pamux Artist Jordan Joe
Details: Please join us at Nlaka'pamux Creations for a pour paint evening. Workshop includes instruction, demonstration of a variety of pour paint techniques and all suppliers provided to create your own.
Cost: $30.00 Per Person
*Please prepay to secure your seat.
*Maximum Participants: 15
*E-transfer available This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Location: Nlaka'pamux Creations, # 4 - 2051 Voght Street, Merritt, British Columbia V1K 1B8

Event Date 03-23-2019 4:00 pm
Event End Date 03-23-2019 6:00 pm
* Location Merritt

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