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  • Airlines
    The nearest major airport is Kelowna International Airport, serviced by Air Canada, Air North, Central Mountain Air, Pacific Coastal, and West Jet.

    Bus Services
    Greyhound offers bus service to Merritt. Please check online for current fares and detailed schedules.

    Public Transit
    There is a local bus service throughout Merritt provided by BC Transit. Please check online for current fares and detailed schedules.

    Car Rentals
    National, Enterprise, Hertz, Avis, Discount Car and Budget are located at the airport.

    Taxi Services
    Merritt Cabs
    Box 2101, Quilchena Avenue
    Merritt, BC, V1K 1B8
    P: 250 378-4444

    Leo’s Taxi
    Box 2101, Quilchena Avenue
    Merritt, BC, V1K 1B8
    P: 250 378-5555

  • The Merritt Chamber of Commerce provides valuable information about the community, relocation and local businesses.

    Banking
    Merritt currently has an RBC, CIBC and Interior Saving Credit Union.

    Schools
    Merritt is located in Nicola Similkameen School District #58.

    Collettville Elementary (K-7, 131 Students)
    2021 Birch Avenue
    Merritt, BC, V1K 1K2
    P: 250 378-2230 | F: 250 378-4498

    Diamond Vale Elementary (K-7, 200 Students)
    2675 Coldwater Avenue
    Merritt, BC, V1K 1B8
    P: 250 378-2514 | F: 250 378-4840

    Merritt Bench Elementary School
    (K-7, 158 Students)
    3341 Grimmett Street
    Merritt, BC, V1K 1M3
    P: 250 378-2528 | F: 250 378-5289

    Merritt Central Elementary School
    (K-7, 158 Students)
    Box 408, 1501 Voght Street
    Merritt, BC, V1K 1B2
    P: 250 378-9931 | F: 250 378-6804

    Merritt Secondary School (8-12, 672 Students)
    Box 5100, 1561 Chapman
    Merritt, BC, V1K 1B8
    P: 250 378-5131 | F: 250 378-9711

    Visitor Center
    Merritt Visitor Centre
    Junction of Highways 5 & 97C (Exit 286)
    Merritt, BC, V1K 1B8
    P: 250 315-1342
    bcvcmerritt@gov.bc.ca

    Merritt Tourist/Visitor Info Booth
    2202 Voght Street
    Merritt, BC, V1K 1B8
    P: 250 378-0349
    bailliehouse@shaw.ca

  • Any day of the year is great to take a self-guided walking tour of downtown Merritt and visit the 28 designated historical buildings and sites. Visit the Nicola Valley Museum, where the area’s diverse First Nations, fur trading, ranching, and mining history is preserved.

    Local groups organize numerous events over the year – The Garlic and Tractor Show, Stock Car Day races, Christmas Parade and Craft Fair, golf and baseball tournaments and other community events.

    Merritt laid claim to the title “Country Music Capital of Canada” until 2010 after having hosted the Merritt Mountain Music Fest for years where some of country music’s most acclaimed artists have performed. Also, Merritt’s downtown has the Merritt Walk of Stars which features giant frescoes, plaques, and handprints of legendary performers like Johnny Cash and Reba McIntyre.

    Merritt’s ranching tradition is carried on at rodeos held throughout the spring, summer, and fall. Most of these rodeos feature professional competitions, but several are designed for youth and high school students.

    Merritt’s rolling hills and cattle ranches, resort lodgings and fishing lakes combine a rich culture and history with outdoor adventure.

    Nicola Lake, the biggest lake in the region, has approximately 26 species of fish. These include coho, chinook, and sockeye salmon, lingcod, Dolly Varden, rainbow trout, Kamloops trout, brook char, and whitefish.