Thompson Rivers University
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Our beautiful campus

Set on 250 acres with stunning views of the North and South Thompson Rivers, our main campus in the heart of our community offers plenty of opportunities to live, work, play and learn.

Over 13,000 students on campus in the fall and winter semesters
An average class size of 24 for academic courses
2,645 Aboriginal students, 11% of the student body
2,589 International students from over 85 countries
12 athletic teams, including WolfPack varsity volleyball, basketball, soccer, and badminton
On-campus housing for 880 students
Wireless access to TRU's network across the entire campus
A day’s drive or less from major urban centres including Vancouver, Calgary, and Seattle
Over 2,000 hours of sunshine each year

About Kamloops

Map describing location of Kamloops in relation to the rest of Western Canada

The name "Kamloops" means "meeting of the waters" because it is where the North and the South Thompson Rivers come together. Now, it can be where you come together with us for your future success.

A city of about 85,000, Kamloops is conveniently located at the junction of three major highways and an airport, and is just hours away from major hubs in BC, Alberta and the United States (and maybe even the place you call home). A few more things you may find interesting about Kamloops:

  • Warm and dry: Kamloops has the third lowest annual rainfall in all of Canada and over 2,000 hours of sunshine annually
  • Affordable living: on average, Kamloops has a much lower cost of living than larger cities
  • Great skiing, great lakes, great hikes: Sun Peaks and Harper Mountain ski resorts are both less than an hour’s drive from campus and offer world-class skiing and snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. And in spring, hike along trails in the nearby hills and visit Shuswap Lake — a summer paradise for water-skiing, boating, camping and more.
  • A diverse community: the Kamloops region is enriched by the culture and traditions of more than 15 First Nations including the Secwepemc, on whose territory TRU is established. Ethnic communities from virtually every continent have also settled in Kamloops, and enrich the city with their traditions and cuisine.

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Visiting and Accommodations

Campus Accommodations

Visiting Kamloops? We want you to be as comfortable as possible with a few special hotel rates. Don’t forget to check out everything else the area has to offer while you’re here!

TRU Residence
TRU Residence

Stay on campus and check out campus living with the Test Drive Rate at TRU Residence & Conference Centre! All rates based on availability.

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Off Campus Accommodations

Visit Tourism Kamloops for other Hotels, Motels, Inns in Kamloops, British Columbia.

Visitor Services

Our friendly Williams Lake Campus

  • Low cost of living
  • Highly qualified faculty
  • Small class sizes
  • Brand new facility
Learn more about Williams Lake