Preserving The Western Legacy Of The Nicola Valley

Ranching, Rodeo and Equine Events

Reaching the Cowboy in All of Us

For over 60 years, The Nicola Valley Rodeo Association has been committed 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.

NVRA News & Upcoming Events

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    Drive-in Logger Sports Show

    Oct 9 & 10, 2020
    NVRA Rodeo Grounds

    Come join the fun & watch these talented individuals put their skills & talents to the test from the comfort of your car!

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    Merritt High School Rodeo - Closed Event

    Oct 3 & 4, 2020
    NVRA Rodeo Grounds

    High school kids throughout southern BC compete at this rodeo. Unfortunately, due to COVID restrictions (the number of competitors & their families meet the maximum number of attendees allowed), this is a closed event.

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    62nd Annual Pro Rodeo Cancelled

    Sep 5 & 6, 2020
    NVRA Rodeo Grounds

    Due to COVID restrictions, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the rodeo this year. We're currently focusing on making the 2021 rodeo one of our best yet!

Family Fun For Everyone!

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Keeping The Cowboy Culture Alive

Hosted in Merritt BC for over 60 years, the Nicola Valley Pro Rodeo is a professional rodeo that welcomes you to explore the cultures and traditions of our province in a fun and unique way.
We know you want to do something fun, entertaining, affordable, and maybe a little educational with your family this summer – great memories you’ll talk about for years to come. 
The Nicola Valley Pro Rodeo is a high-calibre professional event on the Maple Leaf Circuit, and features the finest animal athletes in North America. 
This means we get the best cowboys and cowgirls from across Canada and the U.S. competing at our rodeo. Proudly, we are endorsed by the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association and the American Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. 

An authentic Western cultural experience for the whole family

Did you know rodeos are the great frontier of family fun?
Fast paced and full of interesting activities, rodeos are an economical, exciting, and valuable way to spend time together as a family. Steeped in local cultural tradition and offering something for everyone, they allow you step into a western world with the tip of a cowboy hat.

Get In Touch With Us


499 Lindley Creek Road,Merritt, British Columbia