Heritage Location Boosts Merritt Visitor Numbers

Written by TOTA

The number of people visiting Merritt’s downtown tourist information booth jumped by 30 per cent in 2011, and local officials are saying a big reason is its location in the increasingly popular Baillie House heritage attraction.

The Merritt Herald reported Feb. 8 that the number of people visiting the Baillie House Visitor Information Booth in 2011 hit nearly 15,000 – the highest total ever recorded. In each of the previous two years the visitor numbers were approximately 11,500.