TRU’s Kamloops and Williams Lake campuses are located on the traditional territory of the Secwepemc peoples, in British Columbia’s southern interior. In Kamloops (from the Secwepemc word for “meeting of the waters”), the main campus overlooks the junction of the North Thompson and South Thompson rivers, from which the university gets its name.
Today, 14,000 students study on campus in Kamloops, Williams Lake, or at our regional centres in 100 Mile House, Clearwater, Barriere, Ashcroft, and Lillooet. Another 11,000 students attend classes throughout the world by distance or online. Our campuses also welcome the community, with conferences and events such as the Canada Summer Games and the Kamloops Marathon, and opportunities to learn through continuing education and visiting speakers like John Ralston Saul, Peter Mansbridge and Margaret Atwood.
Planning is underway to develop our 250-hectare Kamloops campus into a university village environment (now known as The Reach), with parks and outdoor meeting spaces, shopping, professional services, market housing, and other features to bring the community to TRU.
Located in the Sahali area on the city’s southwest slopes, TRU is walking distance from commercial districts and residential areas, and next door to Kamloops’ largest recreational facility, Tournament Capital Centre. A wide variety of outdoor adventures and cultural events are minutes away, year-round.
A hub for travel east, north, or south, Kamloops is 1.5 hours from Kelowna, 3.5 hours from Vancouver, and a day’s drive from Calgary, Prince George, Victoria or Seattle. Read more about the campus, services, and Kamloops using the links below.
In the heart of the Cariboo, students can begin study in academic programs, or in various career and trades program options. Visit the Williams Lake website.
TRU's region includes the Nicola Valley, Clearwater and the North Thompson, Lillooet and the upper Fraser Canyon, 100 Mile House, and the historic region known as the Cariboo.