Kane Valley is about 20 minutes south of Merritt. A bit of a longer drive, but it a good destination for a longer hike on well-marked, pleasant rolling trails. Designed for cross country skiing, the trail system is also great for hiking, biking, and snowshoeing. Each time I have been out on these trails, I have seen wildlife (and sometimes cattle). Kane and Harmony Lakes are a highlight. Trailhead signs are posted at each parking area and junctions are well-marked. Another favorite spot!