From Merritt, Kamloops is about 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the northeast, and Vancouver is 120 miles (193 kilometers) to the southwest.
The Nicola Valley Memorial Arena and the Nicola Valley Museum and Archives are great places to spend time in Merritt.
It's no surprise Merritt is so popular with travelers; Thompson Okanagan is an Aladdin's Cave of interesting things to see and do. Logan Lake, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the south, and Boston Bar, 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the northeast of Merritt are good places to visit if you're keen on learning more about this region.
Around 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the northeast of Merritt is Kamloops, a regional center where you'll find Riverside Park, Aberdeen Mall and Thompson Park Shopping Mall. Kamloops Art Gallery, Big Little Science Centre and Dunes at Kamloops are also good to visit.
If you're keen on soaking up some of the local culture, head straight to Thompson Okanagan's history museums.
Breathe in and feel your worries drift away as you have a go at the area's more relaxing activities such as wildlife watching and cycling. Follow your interests and book one of the winery tours and guided nature walks. There are a number on offer in Thompson Okanagan.
A wise person once said: it is far better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times. With its stunning beauty Merritt will more than live up to your expectations.