Visit The Historic Baillie House!

Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Merritt by Trip Advisor.

Merritt Tourism

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Baillie House Gallery

Learn all you need to know about Baillie House and the Merritt Visitor Information Booth

Western Charm in the heart of the Nicola Valley.

 The historic Baillie Property, operated by the Nicola Valley Heritage Society, consists of a house, barn, store, storage garage and heritage style garden.

About Baillie HouseThe importance of the property is the extent to which the buildings have remained so unchanged since the early 1900’s. The society has established a number of annual events including fundraisers that help in the continuing operations and maintenance of the site.

About Baillie HouseThe former store on the property also enjoys its’ new purpose as Merritt’s Tourism Information Booth. The Baillie House is conveniently located in the heart of our community and across from City Hall, at 2250 Voght Street.  We hope you will stop in for a visit and learn more about our wonderful history and the many things to see and do in Merritt and the Nicola Valley.

This website offers a collection of memorabilia provided by the friends and volunteers that help us to preserve and maintain our little piece of heaven. It is also an excellent source for current events and activities in our community. So please refer to the Merritt Events Calendar and check back with us often. The Baillie House offers Catered Events such as Mother’s Day Tea, Weddings and photos, Christmas activities and garage sales. They also invite you add to the Memorial Garden Donation, plant a tree or shrub, or place a bench on the Baillie Property in memory of someone. There is also a Memorial Wall where you can purchase a name plaque as a memorial to your family member.

The hours of operation are: Summer hours from May to September 10am-6pm, 7 days per week ~ Winter hours are October to April from 10am-4pm Tuesday through Saturday. Call 250-378-0349 for more information on event dates and times.

We welcome you and hope you enjoy your stay!

This is the Baillie House! We hope you come for a visit!

Our Garden! Where flowers bloom and friendships grow!


Learn More About the Baillie House

The Baillie House is the central hub and community meeting place for Merritt and the Nicola Valley. Our gallery photos share our story.

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Our Staff & Volunteers

These are the smiling faces of our staff and volunteers, we cannot say enough about them. With friendly, warm faces and knowledge of our heritage site and community, their commitment to the Baillie Property has helped it reach a 5 star ranking on Trip Advisor. Our volunteers go the extra mile to assist many a traveler with area information, history, and even home baked sweet treats! There are a number of students that spend time with us here as well every summer. We are truly grateful for our awesome volunteers!  Stop by and meet them!

Sandy Curnow

About Baillie House

Fred Wall and Jack Polmans

Baillie House Volunteers jack Polmans and Fred Wall

Hiro Yasuda

Baillie House Volunteers Hiro Yasuda

Jack and Mavis Polmans, Rita Pieroni and Linda Wright

Baillie House Volunteers Jack and Mavis Polman, Rita Pieroni, and Linda Wright

Rand Ivanick

Baillie House Volunteers Rand Ivanick

Pat Weston and Hiro Yasuda

Baillie House Volunteers jack Polmans and Fred Wall


We Want To Do Our Part To Sustain A Healthy Planet.

The Baillie House is committed to doing our part to reduce the environmental impact of our organization and our products and improve our social footprint.

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