The Real West

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 also host a variety of non-equestrian events.

We had a great 2023 season and are looking forward to 2024! Check out our calendar (link below) to find out what is already planned.

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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    63nd Annual Pro Rodeo

    Sep 2 & 3, 2023
    NVRA Rodeo Grounds

    The 2023 event was a huge success, enjoyed by record crowds. Thank you to our generous sponsors and volunteers for making it possible and a HUGE thank you to everyone that attended. You all helped to make a great weekend happen!SEE YOU ON LABOUR DAY WEEKEND in 2024

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    Nicola Valley Ranch Rodeo

    August 26, 2023
    NVRA Rodeo Grounds

    This event kicks off rodeo week in Merritt and there was a great turnout in 2023! Everyone had an enjoyable time and kept the beer garden busy until after dark. Why not join us next year and get your rodeo on and ready for the big one on Labour Day weekend?

Family Fun For Everyone!

Get In Touch With Us


499 Lindley Creek Road,Merritt, British Columbia