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Welcome to Merritt ...



While we don't have a date for the founding of Merritt, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1925.

The city of Merritt is 1,910 feet [582 m] above sea level.<1>.

Time Zone: Merritt lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: PST- Heure Normale du Pacifique (HNP), PDT- Heure Avancée du Pacifique (HAP).

Area codes for Merritt: (250) & (778)<2>

The Canadian Postal Code for Merritt: V1K<3>

Websites for Merritt ...

Official Website:   www.merritt.ca/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.merritt-chamber.bc.ca/

Communities Also Named Merritt ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 17 communities that are also named Merritt - they are located in Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, South Dakota, Tennessee and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Merritt.

Communities near Merritt ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Merritt.

  • Coyle
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coyle came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coyle
  • Lower Nicola
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Nicola came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Nicola
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lower Nicola <5>
  • Nicola
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nicola
  • Canford Mill ‑ Historic
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Canford Mill. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canford Mill
  • Quilchena
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quilchena came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quilchena
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quilchena <5>
  • Dot
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dot came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dot
  • Aspen Grove
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aspen Grove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aspen Grove
  • Douglas Lake
    (26 miles [41.8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Douglas Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Douglas Lake
  • Logan Lake
    (26 miles [41.8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Logan Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logan Lake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Logan Lake <5>
  • Lac Le Jeune
    (28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lac Le Jeune came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lac Le Jeune
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lac Le Jeune <5>

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Merritt ...

Looking for more information about Merritt? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Merritt, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Merritt.

Adding Merritt to Our Gazetteer ...

The earliest source we've referenced which mentioned Merritt was on a map titled Map of British Columbia (from Gulf Refining, 1925).

We also found Merritt on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for British Columbia (1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Merritt.

The official website for Merritt: www.merritt.ca/

The official website for Province of British Columbia: https://www.gov.bc.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Merritt - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<2>Area code (778) is an overlay for area code (250).
<3>The Canadian Postal Code consists of 6 characters, where the first three characters are the 'Forward Sortation Area (FSA)', with the last three characters being the 'Local Delivery Unit (LDU)'. In the case of Merritt, we provide only the FSA and not the LDU. The Canadian Postal Codes were created as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. So keep in mind that any given Postal Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Merritt). The boundaries of the Postal Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other Postal Codes. When looking for a Postal Code, whether Merritt or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.
<4>If we found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.









 

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