Book a Tour
We have many options available for taking a tour of our wonderful TRU campus. Having trouble getting here in person? Check out our video tours further down the page.
Take a tour yourself or with a friend or family.Book Now
Take a tour of our trades facilities.Book Now
Tours designed for larger groups.Book Now
We begin the tour with introductions and a chance to learn more about the key interests of those in the group. During the tour, you will hear about some of our amazing amenities on campus. As you walk around, you’ll learn about our history, programs, services and more.
Tours take about one hour and include stops at some of our buildings such as: The Arts and Education Building, Campus Activity Centre, Brown Family House of Learning, Chappell Family Building for Nursing and Population Health, Ken Lepin Building, Gymnasium, Culinary Arts Training Centre and Trades and Technology Building.Download the Campus Walking Map
Residences are not included in the campus tour and are not currently offering in person tours. Contact them directly to arrange a virtual tour:
North Tower: email@example.com or 250-852-6296
McGill Residence: firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-852-6330
East Village: email@example.com or 778-471-8530
Large group and school tours
Each group of students and visitors joining us on campus is unique, therefore we do our best to create a visit that suits you best! Our available options depend on the age of your group, amount of time you’re able to spend with us, and staffing availability. Please read through the options below before completing the Book a Group Campus Tour form.
Option #1 – TRU highlights
This includes a presentation and tour. Depending on the age of the group, a Future Student Advisor will lead our ‘TRU Top 10’ presentation (Grade 11/12) or our ‘Career Talks’ presentation (Grade 10). The group will then join a Future Student Ambassador, one of our current students, to tour campus.
Length of visit: 90 minutes minimum
Who should book this option?
If your group has limited time, this is a great option to experience the highlights of campus. Generally suitable for Grades 10-12 and adult groups.
This option allows for the possibility of add-ons. If there is a particular area of campus your group would like a more in-depth tour of, please indicate on your booking form.
Option #2 – TRU program preview
This includes the TRU Highlights plus faculty-led session(s) in area(s) of interest to the group. Attend a presentation, take a tour, and experience a mock-lecture, -lab, or -demonstration from one of TRU’s esteemed faculty. *Please note: this option is entirely dependent on faculty availability.
Length of visit:Three hours minimum but can be a full-day event.
*Availability of this option is most likely during May and June.
Who should book this option?
For groups who are looking for a more immersive experience, with more time to spend on campus, TRU Program Preview is an excellent choice. This can be catered for younger group (with the exclusion of the presentation) but is designed for grades 10-12 and adult groups.
Option #3 – Explore TRU
Does your group like to foster healthy competition? Would they gain more from a hands-on approach to experiencing our beautiful campus? Explore TRU through our engaging scavenger hunt. It can be completed electronically with students using their personal devices or using a paper copy.
Length of visit: Two hours
Who should book this option?
This option is available for any age group grade 7 or older. Please note: supervision of students during scavenger hunt is the responsibility of the visiting group. If you do not trust your students to explore campus independently in groups of 5-10 students, you must bring enough staff/parents to properly supervise.
Take a video tour
Full Video Tour
Programs and courses
Beyond the classroom
Is proof of vaccination required to visit campus?
No, proof of vaccination is not required for any campus visitors.
How do I prepare for a safe and enjoyable visit to TRU?
Safety is our top priority. Employees, students, and members of the public are no longer required to wear face masks on our campuses. However, TRU is a mask friendly environment, and we support your choice should you choose to wear a mask. Prior to arriving on campus, all guests should self-assess for symptoms and, if you are feeling unwell, we ask that you cancel your visit and rest. There will be a future opportunity to visit our campus!
Currently the campus tour is primarily outdoors, so please keep in mind the Kamloops climate and dress appropriately.
When should I arrive at TRU for my visit?
Please arrive on campus no more than 10 minutes before your scheduled tour. You will meet your tour at The Welcome Centre, 850 Sk’lep Way. View our campus map here
Can I bring guests with me?
Yes! Guests are welcome.
Will there be multiple families per tour?
Yes, there is a possibility that you could be grouped with other small families/groups. If this is a concern for your group, please reach out to the Future Students Office and we can discuss other possible arrangements.
Do you accommodate walk-in visitors?
We recommend that you book a tour to ensure we can host you on campus on your day of choice! We cannot guarantee a tour if you do not book in advance.
When are tours offered?
We offer guest tours Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Can I schedule an appointment with a Future Student Advisor or Indigenous Future Student Advisor?
Yes! We encourage you to book an appointment before or after your tour. If you are not able to book in advance, appointments will be based on the availability of an advisor.
May I stay overnight at one of the on-campus residences?
Unfortunately, our on-campus residences are not currently accepting short term guests.
Are there dining options on campus?
Yes, we have plenty. Available food options
What if there is inclement weather?
Our tours run rain or shine, so we ask that you dress for the weather. In extreme heat or cold, the tour may be condensed. If you wish to cancel or reschedule your visit, please cancel through your tour confirmation or email the Future Students Office.
What if I cannot come during the set tour times?
Connect with the Future Students Office for a Self-Guided Tour pamphlet and explore our campus on your own. Please follow all notices and safety directives on campus.