MLWS-TRU is a BC senior high school located in the beautiful city of Kamloops British, Columbia. Overlooking the meeting of the North and South Thompson Rivers, Kamloops has a population of 100,000 and is known as the tournament capital of Canada, hosting a vast array of sporting and cultural events. The community and surrounding area have much to offer our students. They are all immersed in Canadian culture. Outdoor activities abound: skiing, fishing, hiking, running and biking are all central to the lifestyle in Kamloops.
One of the sunniest cities in BC, Kamloops is home to the province’s largest municipal park, and there are over 100 freshwater lakes within one hour, making for lots to see and explore in the great outdoors. Winter sports are vibrant in Kamloops, with Sun Peaks ski resort, Canada’s second largest ski destination, only a 45-minute drive from the city.
The community of Kamloops provides excellent opportunities for students to volunteer. MLWS-TRU students can volunteer for many things, including helping disabled students learn to ride horses, providing assistance at a seniors’ centre, office work, special events, facility maintenance/yard work parties, and barn work.
Located downtown along the South Thompson River, Riverside Park is the top spot in the summer and shoulder seasons for beach access. The beach has a playground, waterpark, tennis and pickleball courts, lawn bowling, and marked swimming areas. In July and August it’s the home of Music in the Park, featuring free live music every night.