Warm and dry
Kamloops has the third lowest annual rainfall in all of Canada and over 2,000 hours of sunshine annually.
On average, Kamloops has a much lower cost of living than larger cities.
Great skiing, lakes and 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.