Get to Know Merritt, BC – Country Music Capital of Canada

Just 3 hours from Vancouver, 1.5 hours from Kelowna, and 45 minutes from Kamloops lies the little city of Merritt. Known as the Country Music Capital of Canada, Merritt has Canada’s Country Music Hall of fame and the Merritt Walk of Stars which features the hand prints and signatures of hundreds of Canadian and International country music stars.

The city, with a population of roughly 7000 people has so much to offer. With historic sites dating back to the mid 1800s, plenty of areas for hiking, camping, fishing and hunting, and various music events, the area offers lots for the family to see and do. Check out the 2019 Travel Guide.

Agriculture remains one of Merritt’s main economic sectors. It’s origin began when 3 ranches combined to become Forkdale, later renamed Merritt in honour of William Hamilton Merritt; a mining engineer and railway promoter. It is the closest centre to Canada’s largest working cattle farm; the Douglas Lake Cattle Company.

BC Farm and Ranch Realty Corp. proudly serves the Merritt area with multiple agents bringing their expertise to the agricultural real estate industry. Contact us know to find out how we can help you buy or sell property in Merritt.

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