Mountain Raceway in Merritt, British Columbia
"The construction has commnenced on a 2 1/2 mile road
course and driving school facility. The green light for the
development came after several years of rezoning and design
process for the 300 acre site as part of the Active
Mountain Resort development. The company's
is committed to making this a world class racing venue for
many classes of racing cars, vintage cars and motor cycles.
There has been a tremendous amount of interest shown by many
groups in Western Canada throughtout the planning process,
and we are looking forward to having
the track operational in early 2005.
The Motor Racing
facility at Active Mountain
Resort is located at the south entry to the
city, using the excellent Coquihalla Toll Highway from Hope,
and the Trans Canada Highway #1 from Vancouver."
is located 271 Kilometers (168 miles) northeast
of Vancouver in the heart of the Nicola Valley. With a population
of approximately 8,000, and a trading community area numbering
approximately 15,000, Merritt is the commercial centre for
the area. European pioneers searching for a trading route
between the Coast and the Interior reached the area in the
mid-1800s. Merritt was incorporated as a City in 1911, and
is named in honour of William Hamilton Merritt, a mining
engineer and railway promoter. Early settlers were attracted
to the area because of its rich grasslands ideally suited
for livestock Ranching remains an important part of Merritt's
economy. The completion of the interior highway network
placed Merritt at the hub of transportation and communications
in the southern interior of British Columbia and precipitated
economic changes that continue to the present.
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