July 21, 1870: Stolen cattle recovered. Thank goodness! But we are far out of our way. Must doubleback to Guichon Creek. Mr. Barnes may win his bet yet…
A little west of Merritt, you leave the sagebrush and the cactus behind for a landscape of forest-clad hills and green fields. Lower Nicola is an easy-going and scenic community that still manages to offer outdoor enthusiasts activities year-round. Used for millennia by the First Nations and a welcome rest area for herders like Nan Sing, this is an area of pristine and varied ecosystems. Hiking, biking, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, camping, horseback riding and fishing are just a few of the holiday activities for travellers to indulge in.
Three Fun Facts about Lower Nicola
- The road up Promontory Mountain offers spell binding views of the Cascades, Coast, Cariboo and Monashee Mountains.
- Chataway-Pimainus is the perfect spot to chase the elusive trout, take a postcard-perfect picture or just do nothing.
- For a leisurely evening, play horseshoes at Smith’s Pioneer Park. If you need a break from all that tranquility, Lower Nicola has stock car races at a 0.75 mile dirt track that attracts competitors from across B.C.