Living in Merritt BC
Exploring Near Merritt in the Nicola Valley
Living life in the Shuswap Lake region of British Columbia Canada
Living in Merritt BC – For the better part of two years Experience Nicola Valley has been providing an amazing amount of information on what Merritt and the Nicola Valley has to offer. Do you want to know about camping in the area? We have many stories that will spike your interest in our local camping such as Harmon Lake in the Kane Valley or Paska Lake off of Hwy 97D.
With so much to do when living in Merritt BC I could not possibly cover it all in this article. However the good news is that you came to a key document that will provide you access to all the great things going on. After you have read this story you can zip over to Experience Nicola Valley for more information.
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Other Reasons for Living in Merritt BC
Besides all the great things to do in Merritt and the Nicola Valley you are only a hop, skip and jump away from many great tourist destinations. For example, the Okanagan is only one hour away or Kamloops is only 45 minutes away. Whereas other destinations such as the Shuswap (2 hours), the Cariboo (3 hours) or Vancouver(3 Hours) are within a comfortable reach.
The North Shuswap
This summer we spent our vacation in Magna Bay. This area is on the north side of the lake at the west end. We were very lucky and scored the best value in all of the Shuswap. We were able to rent a cabin for a very reasonable price.
Like wise, the inside of the cabin was very comfortable as well.
The place was very clean and the kitchen was reasonably equipped. However it was not the ritz. Some upgrades to the wall paper and some of the painted areas would help. However these minor imperfections did not stop us from enjoying our stay.
Things to Do in the Shuswap
We were visiting the Shuswap during the height of the forest fire season and encountered a great deal of smoke. However, this did not deter us as we made the best of the various breaks in the smoke and did the following things:
The beach was just across the street which made it just a short walk of about 200 meters. Therefore we were able to enjoy the warm lake with swimming and using our floaties.
There are many places to hike in the North Shuswap. Of the many choices we did three spots. The first one was at Tsutswecw Provincial Park. This park is home to the viewing for the famous Adams River Salmon Run.
Our second choice was Scotch Creek Provincial Park where we walked the lake shore trail. The Beach at this park is a real treat.
The North Shuswap is home to the Talking Rock Golf Course. The course is actually on the shores of Little Shuswap Lake at the Quaaout Lodge.
The setting is truly spectacular and the course provides a nice challenge.
Besides a regular golf course we took in the Mini Golf at Scotch Creek. While we had fun the course was in need of some serous repair.
Quality Cabin Time
We actually spent most of our eating at the cabin. Each of the five adults took a turn cooking a meal. Therefore if you did the cooking you didn’t have to clean up. This way the work load was spread out. It made for great meals that were not burdensome on one person.
However, we did go out twice. The first time to the Hub Pub in Scotch Creek. We were entertained by the Dueling Keyboards while eating delicious unique pub food.
The second time we actually didn’t go out for dinner but ordered pizza from Roosters Pizzeria in Anglemont BC. We expected the shop to be on the main road but it actually was high up the hillside in a residential subdivision. The drive was well worth it as the pizza was delicious and it went well with watching the BC Lion’s game.
Good Things Come to an End
Despite the smoke we had a great time and were sorry to be leaving. On the other hand we are thankful for living in Merritt BC Canada because we have quick access to many fun locations.
Living in Merritt BC
Exploring Near Merritt
Shuswap Lake BC
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