Facility Rentals

Merritt Civic Centre

Located next to City Hall the Merritt Civic Centre is the ideal location for hosting your meeting, conference or special event. With two auditoriums, a full commercial kitchen, numerous meeting rooms of all sizes, the Civic Centre is versatile and ideal to host functions for as little as ten to as large as 450 people. The Merritt Civic Centre is home to our many fitness programs, and special events. It’s an excellent location to hold seminars, exhibitions, workshops, training, weddings, family reunions, parties, and other networking events.

Amenities:

  • Full Commercial Kitchen: Walk-in cooler, ice machine, large double door upright freezer, food warmer, grill, 2 convection ovens, regular oven, 6 burner stove top.
  • Table settings, tablecloths, cookware and full place settings available.
  • Audio-Visual equipment available
  • Free Wifi Internet Access
  • Free Parking (200+ spaces)

Capacity:

  • East Auditorium: Chairs only:  330   |  26 Round tables/6 people per table = 156   |   36- 8 Ft rectangular tables/8 people per table= 288
  • West Auditorium: Chairs only: 190  |  16 Round tables/6 people per table = 96   |  & 18- 8 Ft rectangular tables/8 people per table= 144
  • Full Auditorium: There is a removable wall between the East and West Auditorium to combine capacity.
  • Meeting Room 1: Chairs only: 33   |   3 Round tables/6 people per table = 18  |   3- 8 Ft rectangular tables/8 people per table= 24
  • Meeting Room 2: Chairs only: 80   |   6 Round tables/6 people per table = 36   |  6- 8 Ft rectangular tables/8 people per table =48  [connects to meeting room 3]
  • Meeting Room 3: Chairs only: 80   |    6 Round tables/6 people per table = 36   |    6- 8 Ft rectangular tables/8 people per table =48 [connects to meeting room 2, with a removable wall divider]
  • Meeting Room 4: Chairs only: 33   |   4 Round tables/6 people per table = 24   |   4- 8 Ft rectangular tables/8 people per table= 32

Nicola Valley Memorial Arena

The Nicola Valley Memorial Arena is a facility suitable for large conventions or conferences.

Amenities include:

  • Single ice surface
  • Spectator seating for approx. 1000
  • New 4 side score clock
  • 4 public dressing rooms
  • Meeting room space
  • Heated mezzanine
  • Concession

Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre

The Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre is open for rentals for birthday parties and swim meets.

Amenities include:

  • 6 lanes 25 metre Main Pool
  • Rope Swing
  • Lazy River & Vortex
  • Leisure Pool
  • Sauna
  • Whirlpools (2)
  • Tot’s Pool & Water Sprays
  • Viewing Deck
  • Fully Equipped Fitness Room
NICOLA VALLEY AQUATIC CENTRE

Central Park Concession

The City-owned commercial concession facility in Central Park at 2975 Voght St, Merritt, BC V1K 1G9, is open for a leasing agreement with a qualified proponent, with the necessary knowledge of culinary business best practices, strong interpersonal skills, and experience in the restaurant/tourism industry.  The qualified proponent must submit a proposal.

The rental rate is $1200 per month.

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Parks & Fields

Have a sports tournament? Or want to organize a social event? Central Park at 2975 Voght St, Merritt, BC V1K 1G9 is the perfect location for sports tournaments.  The neighbouring Rotary Park at 1990 Maxwell Avevue, with Spray Park and Bandshell, is a popular destination for large social events.

The City also has several other parks that are open for rental. Rental prices are listed at the bottom of this page.

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Rotary Spray Park

Rental Rates

The content below identifies most fees and charges identified in Bylaw 2358; however, there may be other fees not listed here.  Contact us for prices & availability.

CIVIC CENTRE RENTAL PRICING

Civic Centre Rentals

2024
2025
2026
Entire Facility (per day)
Commercial/for-profit

$1,500.00

$1,650.00

$1,815.00

General

$1,000.00

$1,100.00

$1,210.00

Full Auditorium
Commercial/for-profit (per hour)

$250.00

$275.00

$302.50

Commercial/for-profit (4+ hours = per day)

$1,500.00

$1,650.00

$1,815.00

General (per hour) $150.00 $165.00 $181.50
General (4+ hours = per day) $1,000.00 $1,100.00 $1,210.00
Auditorium – East Half
Commercial/for-profit (per hour) $200.00 $220.00 $242.00
Commercial/for-profit (4+ hours = per day) $750.00 $825.00 $907.50
General (per hour) $150.00 $165.00 $181.50
General (4+ hours = per day) $500.00 $550.00 $605.00
Auditorium – West Half
Commercial/for-profit (per hour) $150.00 $165.00 $181.50
Commercial/for-profit (4+ hours = per day) $600.00 $660.00 $726.00
General (per hour) $100.00 $110.00 $121.00
General (4+ hours = per day) $400.00 $440.00 $484.00
Room 1, 2, 3
Commercial/for-profit (per hour) $100.00 $110.00 $121.00
Commercial/for-profit (4+ hours = per day) $400.00 $440.00 $484.00
General (per hour) $50.00 $55.00 $60.50
General (4+ hours = per day) $300.00 $330.00 $363.00
Kitchen
Commercial/for-profit (per hour) $200.00 $220.00 $242.00
Commercial/for-profit (4+ hours = per day) $1,000.00 $1,100.00 $1,210.00
General (per hour) $100.00 $110.00 $121.00
General (4+ hours = per day) $500.00 $550.00 $605.00
Other
Sound System $15.00 $15.00 $20.00
Stage Rental (per section) $20.00 $20.00 $20.00
Multi-media projector $25.00 $25.00 $25.00
Flip chart with paper/white board $7.50 $7.50 $8.50
Coffee/tea urn $10.00 $10.00 $10.00

*REFERENCE: Bylaw 2358 Schedule K: Civic Centre Fees and Charges

ARENA RENTALS | NICOLA VALLEY MEMORIAL ARENA

Ice Rental Rates
Adult hourly rate $150.00 $157.50 $165.38
Youth hourly rate $75.00 $78.75 $82.69
Off season hourly rate $100.00 $105.00 $110.25
Off season daily rate (more than 4 hours to max 8) $750.00 $787.50 $826.88
Dry Floor and Mezzanine Rental Rates
Arena floor – local non-profit (per day) $600.00 $630.00 $661.50
Arena floor – organized youth sport (per hour) $50.00 $52.50 $55.13
Arena floor – organized adult sport (per hour) $100.00 $105.00 $110.25
Arena floor – private/commercial/for-profit (per day) $800.00 $840.00 $882.00
Mezzanine – local non-profit (per day) $500.00 $525.00 $551.25
Mezzanine – private/commercial/for-profit (per day) $700.00 $735.00 $771.75
Full Facility – local non-profit (per day) $1,000.00 $1,050.00 $1,102.50
Full Facility – private/commercial/for-profit (per day) $1,500.00 $1,575.00 $1,653.75
Damage Deposit (Refundable) $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00

POOL RENTALS | NICOLA VALLEY AQUATIC CENTRE

Pool Rentals
Private Rental – whole pool per hour (incl 2 lifeguards) $100.00 $100.00 $105.00
Lane Rental – per hour $17.50 $17.50 $17.50
Swim Team – per hour $50.00 $50.00 $52.50
Swim Meet – per day (max 6 hours)
CANCELLATION FEE: Ice Rentals cancelled with less than 30 days’ notice that result in unused ice time, will be charged full rental rates.
PRIME TIME: Mon – Fri: 3:00 p.m. – Midnight, & all day Saturday, Sunday, and Statutory Holidays.
OFF SEASON: May 1 – Labour Day of each calendar year.

CENTRAL PARK CONCESSION

The City-owned commercial concession facility in Central Park at 2975 Voght St, Merritt, BC V1K 1G9, is open for a leasing agreement with a qualified proponent, with the necessary knowledge of culinary business best practices, strong interpersonal skills, and experience in the restaurant/tourism industry.  The qualified proponent must submit a proposal.

The rental rate is $1200 per month.

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PARKS AND FIELDS BOOKING RATES

 

Sports Fields and Parks Rentals

2024 2025 2026
Seasonal field use charge (per hour) $100.00 $105.00 $110.25
Youth Seasonal field use charge (per hour) $25.00 $26.25 $27.56
Tournaments/Play-offs/Special bookings (daily rate/field) – weekday

 $50.00

 $52.50

$55.13

Tournaments/Play-offs/Special bookings (daily rate/field) – weekend

 $75.00

$78.75

$82.69

Tournament Damage Deposit (refundable) $500.00 $500.00 $500.00
Rotary Park Bandshell Rental (daily)
$100.00 $105.00 $110.25
Damage Deposit (refundable) $500.00 $500.00 $500.00
Spirit Square Rental (daily)
$100.00 $105.00 $110.25
Damage Deposit (refundable) $500.00 $500.00 $500.00
Central Park Sports Box – hourly
$50.00 $52.50 $55.13
Central Park Sports Box – daily $250.00 $262.50 $275.63
Damage Deposit (refundable) $500.00 $500.00 $500.00
*In addition, all above charges are subject to applicable taxes.
  1. Weekend is defined as 5:00 m. Friday through to darkness on Sunday (darkness Monday if a long weekend)
  2. All Rotary Club functions will be exempt from rental charge on the Rotary

CONTACT

Address: Merritt Civic Centre
1950 Mamette Avenue, Merritt BC, V1K 1B8
Phone: 250-315-1050
Fax: 250-378-4205
Email: recreation@merritt.ca