• 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 “The Country Music Capital of Canada”.

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

    Please note as of January 13, 2018, the BC VISITOR CENTRE IN MERRITT (Junction of Hwy. 5 & 97C - exit 286) will be closed. Visitor information will continue to be available at the Merritt Visitor Centre at the Baillie House in downtown Merritt, 2250 Voght Street.
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    Baillie House

    Baillie House

    Visit the friendly staff at the Merritt Visitor Centre at the Baillie House.

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    City of Merritt

    City of Merritt

    Contact the City of Merritt, Tourism and Economic Development Department at City Hall

    City of Merritt

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    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.

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    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