Backcountry adventures in Merritt BC

Backcountry Adventure in Merritt BC

Exploring Fall & Winter Seasonal 

Merritt BC Adventures in our wilderness backcountry trails, lakes and roads.

Backcountry Adventure in Merritt BC – The Nicola Valley is a perfect for all outdoor adventure seekers who love a challenge in addition to having a memorable experience surrounded by mountainous beauty. Therefore, it is easy for me to say that, “Backcountry adventure in Merritt BC is your #1 destination spot for all off-roading fun.” The region is specially geared for weekend trips, day trips, or week-long vacations. We enjoy moderate temperatures during the fall and winter which truly makes the Nicola Valley ideal for all levels of outdoor backcountry 4×4 adventures.  Merritt is surrounded by the most amazing 4×4 mountain trails in Canada making this your year-round destination spot.

Backcountry Adventure Merritt BC

Hidden Falls. Photo by Tania Stewart.

Merritt BC Adventures

Backcountry Relaxing. Picture by Tania Stewart.

Fall Backcountry Adventure in Merritt BC

The Autumn lifestyle around Merritt BC can only be experienced in person. It is that beautiful!  Besides being my favorite season, exploring the backcountry in the fall & winter around the valley is truly exhilarating, scenic and eye popping. That is to say, that many will come to enjoy our fall colors, babbling brooks, less traffic, and an abundance of empty picnic spots lakeside.  Share your photos and trip reports with us on Facebook.  Tag us on your posts with @experiencenicolavalley .

Nature in Merritt BC

You can only find this in the backcountry. Photo Tania Stewart.

Backcountry Adventure Lakes & Hidden Falls 

Important to note while out exploring around Merritt BC are the many hidden falls and pristine lakes that you can find in the backcountry.  Certain waterfalls, lakes, mountains, and other natural beauties might be off-limits unless you have an off-road vehicle to drive you in there.  

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” Albert Einstein

 

Yoga in Merritt BC

I will see you here! Picture by Tania Stewart.

Lake Adventures in Nicola Valley

This is what we experience in life! Picture Tania Stewart.

“For my part, I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream. ” Vincent Van Gogh

Backcountry  Hamlets  Merritt BC

While a Nicola Valley adventure will take you through breathtaking scenic terrain, it will also give  you a chance to visit a few historic communities. There are hidden jewels tucked away from the main highways with backroad accessibility such as Kingsville and Brookmere historic hamlets.  Great history in the fall as well as in the winter.  

Backcountry signseeing in Nicola Valley

Adventure is different for everyone. Photo Tania Stewart.

 

“While I relish our warm months, winter forms our character and brings out our best.” Tom Allen

 

Kayaking Merritt Lakes.

Fall fishing on empty lakes. Photo Credit eh Canada Travel Website

Exploring Fall & Winter Seasonal

Mountain top lakes. Photo by Tania Stewart

Backcountry Winter Adventures

Whether you are looking for a slower scenic off-road trip or a heart-pounding snow-covered mountain trail adventure, we can help. Winter in the surrounding Nicola Valley offers just that. Exploring backcountry Merritt BC is ideal for all levels of winter sport.  

snowmobiling airtime winter sports

Nothing like getting a little air while snowmobiling. Photo credit Experience Nicola Valley

Snowmobiling in Merritt BC

Bring your sled. Photo Tania Stewart

Chasing The Snow in Merritt BC

The Nicola Valley is ideal for snow chasers and snow climbers 4×4 style. Whether on a zipped-out sled or a pimped-out  4×4 geared for ultimate winter terrain traction, the Nicola Valley offers countless hours of thrill-seeking extreme adventures. Important to know, adventure does not come knocking, you have to go looking for life adventures in our backcountry. However it is important to understand how to safely off-road and explore the backcountry in the winter.   

“Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aristotle

Merritt BC off-roading

Adventure is an attitude. Picture by Tania Stewart.

Backcountry roads

Just get out there! Picture Tania Stewart.

“Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, and drink the wild air.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Backcountry Adventure Trails 

Hiking in the Fall & Winter Seasonal

Out in the backcountry. Picture by Tania Stewart.

Rivers of the Nicola Valley

Make memories, not live in your dreams. Photo from Tania Stewart.

Off roading in Merritt BC

Mountain journey. Photo by Tania Stewart.

 “Spontaneity is the best kind of adventure.” Unknown

Hospitality in the Nicola Valley 

Affordable hotel rates with inclusive packages make this your ideal outdoor destination spot during the fall & winter seasons. Moreover, people around Canada and the world are discovering backcountry adventures in Merritt BC,  making it their  #1 top outdoor vacation destination in our region. Camping during the fall and winter is an experience our valley can accommodate for all adventure seekers. With over 200 lakes, you can choose your campsite.   

Merritt BC restaurant and pubs

MR Mikes Merritt BC. Photo by Tania Stewart.

“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it’s lethal.” – Paulo Coelho

Backcountry Adventure in Merritt BC

Trip reports are welcome. Tania Stewart.

“Backcountry Etiquette means that you never leave anything behind or endanger wildlife.” Tania Stewart

Backcountry rivers in Nicola valley

Spontaneity is the best kind of adventure. Photo by Tania Stewart.

Forests in Merritt BC

Happiness is the goal. Photo by Tania Stewart

Exploring the Backcountry in Merritt BC

When off-roading in the fall & winter, know what you are up against. Understand and be able to identify the different types of snow. Furthermore traversing different snow consistencies will require different driving techniques.  For example, there is hard, icy snow located on north-facing slopes. Soft snow that is sitting in the sun. Knowing that trying to stay on top of soft and dry snow is often harder than driving over wet and heavy snow. Truly plan your course accordingly before embarking out in the backcountry. Moreover, a map or booklet on the Nicola Valley backcountry is a must. From my own experience, this has saved us on many occasions. Seasonal daylight hours with cooler weather can be challenging. Do not let it be.

River walking in Merritt BC

YES!’ to your adventure. Photo Tania Stewart.

Rivers of the Nicola Valley

Fill your life with adventures. Picture by Tania Stewart.

Know Your Limits While Exploring Backcountry in Merritt BC

I can not stress the importance of knowing your limits. Moreover, know the limits of your vehicle. If you are just starting to adventure in the backcountry. Try low-lying roads on dry tracks. Even better, bring a well-seasoned off-roader with you. Additionally, walkie-talkies are a must. Bring a friend, preferably in their vehicle.  If you have a break down it could be many hours or days before anyone finds you. Cell phones may not work in a lot of areas.  Keep water, food, flashlights, long distant radio, extra clothing even a flare gun. 

Let’s make adventure priority #1. Photo courtesy of Tania Stewart.

Backcountry Lakes

Grab your map, set your time, pack gear, gas up, and go. Moreover, “Just Do It!” Exploring backcountry parallels to treasure hunting. Backcountry adventure in Merritt BC provides scenic natural beauty, with countless lakes. Must note, when out in the backcountry you may only see wildlife. Look out for fellow adventure seekers. I hear they will always welcome sharing places that are a must-see, and what areas to avoid.

Events in Merritt BC

Backcountry trip adventure. Picture by Tania Stewart

Nicola Valley adventures

Dedicated adventurers. Photo courtesy Tania Stewart.

Dedicated Adventurers Wanted in Merritt BC 

Don’t let the fall or winter blues set in. Truly, plan your picnic spot mountainside or one with a lakeshore view. While in the winter months, pack up your skis, sleds, crazy carpets even snowshoes. Outdoor backcountry mountain journeys are waiting for you right here in Merritt BC Canada.

Merritt British Columbia Backcountry Adventures

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