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Residence & Conference Centre – Kamloops

Residence & Conference Centre – Kamloops

Event Types Welcomed

  • Adult Social Events
  • Corporate Social Events
  • Expo/Competitions
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Wedding Ceremonies
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Youth Retreat/Camps


Host your next event in Kamloops, British Columbia at Thompson Rivers University, located in the South Central Okanagan. Thompson Rivers University holds a Platinum status with the AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Reporting System) program. TRU features meeting and banquet rooms, private horticultural gardens, outdoor spaces, theatres, computer labs, a gymnasium as well as classrooms. It’s your all-in-one venue for Conferences, Conventions, Corporate Meetings, Training & Upgrading, Special Events, Weddings, Sport Groups, Arbitration & Legal Meetings, Government Meetings & Workshops, Religious Conferences and Trade Shows. Thompson Rivers University is well equipped to host a variety of events from small community retreats and workshops to large scale national and corporate events. We offer competitive rates, on-site catering, and an assortment of accommodations at Residence & Conference Centre Kamloops.

Many of our meeting rooms enjoy natural light and individual temperature control. Our Elegant Grand Hall has been fully renovated with carpeting, wallpaper, chandeliers and lighting. The new lighting and chandeliers brighten the room and provides a modern decor ideal for any style event. Our beautiful Mountain Room features a private patio with floor to ceiling windows that open to create an indoor-outdoor space as well as sound and lighting systems which will enable you to create an atmosphere that complements the mood of the occasion. Whether you are holding a small meeting or need to host a large group, the TRU Conference Centre can accommodate you. Our facilities are designed with comfort and convenience in mind.
Over 30,000 square feet of meeting and convention space;

  • Capacity to accommodate up to 1,000 guests
  • 12 unique meeting and function rooms plus campus classrooms, lecture theatres & computer labs
  • 200 person capacity Mountain Room features a retractable glass wall and patio that overlooks campus
  • State of the art British Columbia Centre lecture theatre seats 300 in the round in a traditional pit-hut style and theming
  • Audio-visual rental equipment and services available
  • High speed, wireless internet access in all meeting rooms
  • Professional Sales & Catering staff at your service
  • Three unique outdoor green-spaces
  • Private Horticultural Gardens ideal for an outdoor event of up to 200 people

    Our catering team has created a unique a la carte catering menu with an abundance of options to choose from to create the perfect meals for your guests and event. Our menus are created with dietary considerations and varying price points to best accommodate your event. With a variety of international dishes, standard items and some unique offerings, you are sure to find the perfect dishes to suit your event. If you have a specific theme or meal in mind, our Executive Chef Trevor Bisson, will work with you to create the perfect menu to delight your guests.

    Our Residences are the perfect solution to housing your attendees or guests. The 11 story building overlooks the city of kamloops with stunning views of the Thompson Rivers and downtown core. Our facility has 8 beautiful loft suites, located on the 11th floor that run year round, and 575 beds available in suite style rooms (1, 2 or 4 bedroom suites) that are available from May to August. Each suite includes private bedrooms (1, 2 or 4) with double beds, a private bathroom (2 included in four bedroom suites) as well as a kitchenette equipped with a full size refrigerator and microwave. All guest rooms offer high-speed internet access, freel local calls and air-conditioning. In addition we provide a complimentary continental breakfast and on-site parking to all of our guests. We are happy to offer room blocks and cometitive rates for group bookings. With the convenience of being located just a quick minutes walk from the TRU Conference Centre, this is the ideal location for your guests to stay while attending your conference or event.

    Our location at the heart of Kamloops provides your guests easy access to many of Kamloops’ hidden gems, shopping and outdoor activities. The Tournament Capital Centre is a short 3-5 minute walk from our facility and includes an olympic sized pool, sauna, hot tubs, kids pool, fitness centre, indoor track, outdoor track & field spaces, etc. Within a 5 minute drive in any direction, there are malls, shopping centres, retail outlets, a plethora of restaurants varying in international and local cuisine, entertainment venues, the newly opened Cascades Casino and gyms. There is also an abundance of outdoor opportunities such as Kenna Cartwright Park with over 40 kilometers of meandering trails, Thompson Park with family friendly beach access and playgrounds, Pioneer Park which is a dog friendly beach access park, and Petersen Creek with another 30 kilometers of trails as well as day use areas and the beautiful “Bridal Veil” falls; all within a 5-8 minute drive.

    Our Conference Services Team will ensure that each detail is carefully reviewed and executed, making your event the best it can be. We look forward to making your event a true success!

  • Meeting & Event Spaces

    • Max Capacity: 1000 guests
    • Largest Classroom Style: 300
    • Largest Theatre Style: 700
    • Largest Auditorium Seating: 750
    • Largest Seated Reception: 500
    • Largest Standing Reception: 1000
    • Academic Year Largest Group: yes


    • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 575
    • Number of Overnight Rooms: 178
    • Wi-Fi in Guest Rooms: Yes
    • Wi-Fi Guest Room Cost : Complimentary
    Overnight Room Attributes
    • 24-hour check-in
    • Air-conditioned rooms available
    • Linens Provided
    • Kitchen Available
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator
    • Television
    • Towels


    Featured Amenities

    • Accessible Facilities
    • Air Conditioning Air Conditioning
    • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
    • Car Charging Station Car Charging Station
    • Eco-Friendly
    • Fitness Center Fitness Center
    • In-House Catering
    • Linens
    • Near Public Transit
    • Outdoor Space
    • Overnight Rooms
    • Paid Parking
    • Pet Friendly
    • Running Trails
    • Sports Facilities
    • Taxi
    • Theater Seating
    • WiFi

    Venue Location + Transportation


    805 TRU Way,
    Kamloops, British Columbia V2C0C8


    • BusBus
    • TaxiTaxi

    Nearby Airport

    • Kamloops - 15 minutes

    Nearby International Airport

    • Kamloops - 15 minutes


    • Onsite Parking: Yes
    • Car Charging Stations: Yes

    Nearby Cities

    Sun Peaks – 45 minutes| Kelowna – 2.5 hours| Vernon – 1.5 hours| Vancouver – 3.5 hours| Seattle – 6 hours| Calgary – 6.5 hours

    Things to Know


    • Must Use In-house Catering: Yes
    • External Catering Allowed: No
    • Cultural Catering Available: Yes
    • Food and Beverage Onsite: Yes


    Standard Business AV Requirements
    LCD Projector, 6×6 or 10×10 screen, Wireless Internet, TV & DVD Player, Conference Phone, Pads of Paper & Pens.

    • Audio-visual rental equipment and services available
    • High speed, wireless internet access in all meeting rooms and at the Residence
    • Video Conferencing
    • Advanced Computer labs

    • Guest Wi-Fi: Free
    • Onsite Tech Support: Yes
    • Wi-Fi in meeting space: Yes
    • Equipment Available On-Site:
      • Projector Screen
      • Microphones
      • Sound System
      • Custom Lighting

    Venue Policies

    • Alcohol Consumption: Yes
    • Smoking Permitted: no
    • Eco Friendly: Yes
    • ADA Accessible: Yes
    • Family Friendly: Yes
    • Pet Friendly: Yes