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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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Merritt Visitor Centre: 250-378-0349
Tourism Manager: 250-378-8619
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