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 

Wyatt's World- Wyatt Collins with Guests Opening Reception

Wyatt is a 20-year-old aspiring artist who has shown his creative talents since an early age. He is Nlaka’pamux from the Nicola Valley.  Wyatt paints with a clear focus that allows him to show emotion through his uninhibited brushwork. This show displays some of his works from the past year exploring large-scale media, use of vibrant color and adventurous application methods.

Opening reception Friday March 16 4-7pm  

March 15th to April 7 2018

Event Date 03-16-2018 4:00 pm
Event End Date 03-16-2018 7:00 pm
* Location Old Courthouse Art Gallery and Dance Studio
Nicola Naturalist Society Presentation- Don Gayton – Fire Ecology in Southern BC

Ecologist Don Gayton has years of experience investigating the effects of fire on ecosystems in the BC interior. Photos courtesy Don Gayton.

Thursday March 15th 2018, 7 PM at NVIT: Don Gayton – Fire Ecology in Southern BC.

Don is a well-known ecologist who has worked on the roles that fire (accidental and intentional) has played in shaping our environment over the past centuries. How did Indigenous people work with fire before the arrival of Europeans? Why was 2017 such a bad year for wildfires? Don has explanations for these and many other questions about wildfires in our area. Not to be missed.

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Event Date 03-15-2018 7:00 pm
* Location Nicola Valley Institute of Technology
Home Routes Concert- Rugged Little Thing

Mark your calendars! As part of the next Home Routes concert series, we are very excited to have Saskatoon's bluegrass folk duo, Rugged Little Thing put on a show next week on Tuesday March 6th! Their performance will take place at the Country Music Hall of Fame. The Nicola Valley Community Arts Council is graciously sponsoring the event. Please come out to show support for the Arts, meet the band and most especially to enjoy a great musical treat! Details Rugged Little Thing (SK) Concert at: Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame 2025 Quilchena ave Date: Tuesday March 6th 2018 Time: Doors open at 6:30pm Show at 7pm RSVP details: 20$ at the door (all $ goes to the artist) Additional: Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be for sale Saskatoon's Rugged Little Thing blends together a perfect cocktail of Old Time, Bluegrass, and Folk Music that feels like home.

"Born out of kitchen jams and late nights by campfires in Canada's north, these two have fallen into sweet harmonies and catchy rhythms that are sure to get your toes tapping". -reviewed by Eleni Armenakis Graypoint Owl.

Event Date 03-06-2018 7:00 pm
Event End Date 03-06-2018
Individual Price $20.00
* Location Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame

Nicola Valley Museum and Archives Heritage Week Open House

Join us Feb. 22nd in celebration of Heritage Week  for the theme of “Heritage Stands the Test of Time”

The open house starts @ 6:00 p.m.  Refreshments will be served.

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Event Date 02-22-2018 6:00 pm
* Location Nicola Valley Museum and Archives

Nicola Valley Film Society presents “LAND OF MINE”  Rated 14A  on Monday February 19th at 7:00 pm at the NVIT LECTURE THEATRE.  Tickets are $5.00 at the Door and Memberships for the 6 films in the 2017/18 season are $2.00.   Parking is FREE and there is no food or drink allowed in the theatre. 

Land of Mine is a moving and tense WWII drama based upon the true story of young German POW’s who have to detect and disarm German landmines along the Danish seaside beaches .  It has received many awards and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film  in 2017.  Director: Martin Zandvliet Cast:  Louis Hofmann, Roland Moller, Mikkel Boe Foisgaard Country:  Denmark/Germany 2015   Language:  Danish with English Subtitles

For more info phone 250-378 5190

Event Date 02-19-2018 7:00 pm
Event End Date 02-19-2018 9:00 pm
* Location Nicola Valley Institute of Technology

Nicola Naturalist Society - local photographer Bruce Walter presents "Seeing the Light – A Local Eye”. Bruce will lead us through his photographic creative process and share many of his stunning nature photographs from the Merritt area. Come and learn about improving your photography, or just to enjoy excellent photos. Thursday Feb 15th, 7 PM at NVIT Lecture Theatre. All welcome - membership or donation. 

Bruce Walter’s local eye (and camera) capture the beauty of Marquart Lake, near Merritt. Photo:© Bruce Walter

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Event Date 02-15-2018 7:00 pm
* Location Nicola Valley Institute of Technology
Merritt Community Choir has begun its Spring 2018 session and is accepting new members until the beginning of March. Choir meets most Mondays at Diamond Vale School from 7pm - 9 pm. If you enjoy singing and working on choral skills in a fun and friendly atmosphere, this is for you! Check us out! Phone Ellen at 250-378-9899.
Event Date 02-05-2018 7:00 pm
* Location Merritt
Cause for Movement: 3HR Fitness Challenge

An experience like no other! 7 INCREDIBLE instructors all under one roof creating ONE cohesive class, a variety of fitness & yoga instruction to experience (Dancefitness, Barre, Bootcamp, Kickboxing, Yoga Flow, Vinyasa and more...), swag bags, door prizes, snacks...all coming together to raise money for the "Body Love Scholarship" (which will be made available to local Merritt High School Graduates) & exceeding our 1k goal, to Nicola Valley & District Food Bank.
This is YOUR year to make some incredible memories! 

$30/person, please register at the Merritt Civic Center (cash only). 

We are still looking for sponsors (for swag bags and door prizes, please contact Krista for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Event Date 02-03-2018 1:30 pm
Individual Price $30.00
* Location Merritt Civic Centre
Merritt Health & Wellness Fair

For many individuals, health and wellness roadblocks often come down to one key factor - ACCESS! What is available? Where is it available? Who do I contact? And whether you are new to the community of Merritt, or a long-term resident,it can be easy to miss out on key services that can improve your quality of life. But, there is a solution to this.

We are pleased to welcome you to be a part of the ‘Merritt Health & Wellness Fair’. This event, Saturday, Feb 3rd, 2018, 9am-12:00pm, will bring together individuals, organizations, and businesses in order to showcase their products and/or services that contribute to a healthier community. Please note that this event will be FREE to the public.

By coming together in one location, Merritt community members will be able to explore the services available to support their physical, mental, emotional, social, financial, sexual, and spiritual health. We, as vendors, will in turn be able to share and collaborate with each other to better advocate for an all-encompassing, approach to health and well-being.

We’d also like to take the opportunity to acknowledge and support a local non-profit that contributes much to the health and well-being of our community. We invite you to bring non-perishables or cash to the event to donate towards the Nicola Valley & District Food Bank. Join us, be a part of the movement!

Still accepting vendor applications at the Civic Center, $15/table

Event Date 02-03-2018 9:00 am
Event End Date 02-03-2018 12:00 pm
* Location Merritt Civic Centre

 Price cut on admission for Family Literacy Week. Watch LEGO NINJAGO on the giant screen. Enter to win a literacy prize and take home a free book!

Event Date 01-26-2018 6:00 pm
Individual Price $2.00
* Location Merritt Civic Centre

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