If you’re a TRU student wondering whether you should live in off-campus student housing, there are many benefits to doing so. Living on campus works for some (if there is availability), but if you’re independent, want the freedom to choose how you live, and value fewer distractions, an off-campus student rental may be a better choice.
Finding apartments in Kamloops that are near Thompson Rivers University and also in a good neighbourhood, well-appointed, and competitively priced is a challenge. Eventually, most renters have to make compromises. This is the typical apartment hunting process not only in Kamloops, but also in any desirable city or town.
If you’re a student or faculty member who is looking for apartment for rent near TRU in Kamloops, BC, you won’t find a better location than McGill Ridge Apartments. Our apartment community is located directly across from the main gates of Thompson Rivers University.
If you’ve ever looked for Kamloops apartments for rent, you know that finding a suitable apartment isn’t easy. For years, Kamloops vacancy rates have been low - and according to Central 1 Credit Union (as reported by Kamloops Matters) - will remain low for several years to come.
If you’re a Thompson Rivers University Student or staff member that wants to live as close to the campus as possible, there are a number of options for TRU off campus housing in Kamloops, though many aren’t ideal. Traditionally, TRU students and staff have had to take what they can get, renting an older, outdated apartment near campus, a spare room in someone’s home, or an apartment advertised as being “near TRU”, which really aren’t that close at all.