03 Jul McGill Ridge is the Ideal TRU Off Campus Housing
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 Traditionally, TRU students and staff have had to take what they can get, renting an older, outdated apartment near campus, a spare room in someone’s home, or an apartment advertised as being “near TRU”, which really aren’t that close at all.
McGill Ridge Apartments, a brand new Kamloops apartment development, is an ideal choice for students who:
Want to live near TRU
McGill Ridge is literally steps from TRU. The university’s main gates are just across the street from our apartments on McGill Road.
Desire to live in a new, modern apartment
While saving a little money may push some TRU students into housing situations that leave a lot to be desired, McGill Ridge offers stylish, modern living at competitive rental prices. For a little more money, you can live in a brand new apartment with the latest in amenities in a location that will no doubt make other TRU students envious.
Want to live in a community with a lot to offer
Located in the Southwest Business District, our apartments are located in the TRU neighbourhood, which has everything you need within easy reach. Not only will you live seconds from school, you’ll be within walking distance (or short drive) to restaurants, shopping, services, pubs, nightlife and nature. Few TRU apartment rentals are in a neighbourhood that offers so many amenities.
Many students who live in TRU off campus housing sacrifice privacy for affordability. You may have to share a room in an apartment or live in a home with 4 or 5 other students. It won’t take long before you miss your own space – or at least a space that isn’t a constant hum of activity and comings and goings. If, on the other hand, you share a 2 bedroom apartment at McGill Ridge, or elect to rent a studio suite, you’ll have privacy at a price not much above that of other shared accommodations.
Value security and peace of mind
If you’ve ever had a bike, laptop, money or other things go “missing” in shared accommodations, you’re not alone, and it’s often not your roommates you need to worry about. Shared accommodations are typically not that secure. Most homes renting rooms, shared houses and rental apartments don’t have security features. McGill Ridge is video monitored, has FOB-only access, and a live-in building manager.
Just How Close are We to Kamloops Amenities?
We like to say that our TRU apartment rentals are “5-minutes to everywhere”, because everything you need for an enjoyable life as a Thompson Rivers University student or a TRU employee is right here, or just minutes away.
The following list gives you an idea just how close we are to shopping, food, and outdoor activities. These are just a few of the many options available.
Distance from McGill Ridge to:
- TRU: Less than 1-minute walk
- Canada Games Aquatic Centre: 5-minute walk
- Tournament Capital Centre: 5-minute walk
- Lucky’s restaurant: 2-minute walk
- Nearest liquor store: 2-minute walk to U-District Liquor Store
- Iron Road Brewing craft brewery: 6-minute walk
- Closest sushi: Sushi Mura is a 6-minute walk away
- Walmart Supercentre and Pharmacy: 14-minute walk, 3-minute drive
- Nearest mountain bike trails: 13-minutes to Peterson Creek Park by bike
(Distances calculated by Google Map search)
Rent TRU Off Campus Housing at McGill Ridge
If you’re a Kamloops student – whether a local resident or international student – you’ll love living at McGill Ridge for the reasons we’ve described. If you’re interested in renting with us, check out our apartments, then submit our Apartment Availability Request form. We’ll let you know what’s available and discuss next steps in the application process.