Preserving The Western Legacy Of The Nicola Valley

Ranching, Rodeo and Equine Events

Scroll down to see all upcoming events. We are booking for 2023 and more events will be added soon.READ the President's Newsletter to get up to date with what's happening.Click HERE for directions to find our grounds!

Reaching the Cowboy in All of Us

For over 60 years, The Nicola Valley Rodeo Association has been committed to preserving the ranching & rodeo heritage of the Nicola Valley & creating community. The NVRA hosts a wide range of events, including ranch rodeos, youth rodeos, barrel racing, roping & other equestrian events & clinics.

We couldn't put on a top caliber rodeo without our sponsors. See who sponsored the 2022 Nicola Valley Pro Rodeo.

Our season is April to October

Check out our events calendar to see what's happening at the grounds!


The best place for outdoor events in Merritt

With plenty to offer, including covered stands & lots of room for camping, our grounds will meet your needs!

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    NVRA Memberships, Roping Nights & Open Riding Info

    2023 Season
    NVRA Rodeo Grounds

    NVRA is pleased to host open riding at our arena. Click the "more info" link below for times and prices. Sadly we were unable to set up our regular weekly roping in 2022, but are working on scheduling some special fun evenings for 2023. Check back here for updates and join our Facebook group "Merritt Rodeo Grounds Events and Practices" here to stay current.

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    62nd Annual Pro Rodeo

    Held on Sep 3 & 4, 2022
    NVRA Rodeo Grounds

    The 2022 rodeo was a great success, enjoyed by record crowds! Thank you to our generous sponsors and volunteers for making it possible and a HUGE thank you to all for coming and making a great weekend happen!SEE YOU IN 2023

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    Ranch Rodeo

    Due again in August 2023
    NVRA Rodeo Grounds

    This event kicks off rodeo week in Merritt and there was a great turnout in 2022, both for teams and spectators. A ranch rodeo is a traditional type of rodeo in which teams of cowboys or cowgirls from different ranches compete against each other in events based on the type of work they do every day. Come on out and cheer for our local ranch teams - admission is free! Concession and beer garden will be open. 

Family Fun For Everyone!

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499 Lindley Creek Road,Merritt, British Columbia