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Residence & Conference Centre - Kamloops


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805 TRU Way
Kamloops, British Columbia V2C0C8

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Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Event | Corporate Social Events | Expo/Competitions | Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat | Wedding Ceremonies | Wedding Receptions | Youth Retreat/Camp
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About Residence & Conference Centre - Kamloops

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!

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

Kamloops - 15 minutes

Taxi | Bus

Onsite: Yes Fee
Fee: $5.00 per day/weekday - Free weekends & Evenings after 5 pm.

Let our Executive Chef and team of Event Specialists lead you through the planning experience and provide your group with an exceptional dining experience. We offer an a la carte catering menu, letting you create the menu best suited for your event and your budget. We can custom design menus to your specifications or recommend catering orders to complement any event.

Must Use In-House CateringYES
Cultural CateringYES
Venue Hosted Alcohol PermittedYES

Self-Service Alcohol PermittedNO

24-Hour Check-In
A/V Tech Staff
ADA Accessible
Car Charging Stations
Custom Lighting
Fitness Center
Food and Beverage On-Site
Historical Landmarks Nearby
LCD Projectors
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
Overnight Accommodations
Parking On-Site
Projector Screen
Sound System
Sports Facilities
Swimming Pool

1000 Attendees

30 Spaces

Theatre Style 700 | Classroom Style 300 | Standing Reception 1000 | Seated Reception 500

Standard Business AV Requirements
LCD Projector, 6x6 or 10x10 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




MicrophonesProjector ScreenLCD ProjectorsCustom Lighting

Alcohol ConsumptionYES


575 Overnight Guests

Suite/Apt Style 8 hotel rooms year round other May-Aug only but will help with accommodation nearby year round

Free YES


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