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Home of the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, Merritt is located on the unceded lands of the Nlaka’pamux Nation and boasts a rich authentic Indigenous and cowboy culture. Whether traditional Indigenous drumming, or country and western cowboy guitar picking is your thing - it’s guaranteed that music and sunshine will warm your soul in this welcoming town.

Vibrant murals adorn the walls of the downtown core where the likes of Reba McIntyre smile graciously for local tourists, hikers and visiting fishermen. Nicola Lake, a short 10 kms from town, supports a Rainbow and Kokanee fishery throughout the season. You might find some fresh catch served seasonally along with the best bannack in the region at B. C’s original Kekuli Café.

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Photo By: Community Futures Nicola Vally