Top 5 Off-Campus Study Spots

Exam season is near and you’re probably looking for the ideal study space for the next few weeks. While buildings on campus like HOL and CAC have a great atmosphere and plenty of space, it’s possible that you’re looking for a fresh perspective on those tattered (and tear-stained?) pages of notes. Check out a few locations below for a boost in your productivity (and some delicious snacks)!

Reservoir Coffee

On the corner of McGill and Summit, Reservoir Coffee is home to good eats and sweet beverages. Their big wooden tables make it an ideal meeting place for group projects. Reservoir serves breakfast and lunch, so stop by to grab a bite and get busy in the early hours of the day!

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The Art We Are

The Art We Are is a popular local cafe destination for a reason! Indulge in one of their irresistible desserts and take in all of the featured local artwork. There’s no better place to get those creative juices flowing for your final term essay. Check your transit app for the fastest route downtown for you!

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Iron Road Brewing

Iron Road, walking distance from TRU on McGill Road, is more than just a chill spot to meet your friends after class. It’s a relaxing atmosphere, with WiFi and plugins, for you to review and recite those little details you know the prof will throw on the exam.  Bonus – their nachos might just be the best in Kamloops!

Thompson-Nicola Regional Library

If you are a library lover – there’s good news for you! Recently renovated, the Kamloops Downtown Library has never been more ready to host students looking to get down to work in an off-campus setting. Take your study partner downtown to run through a few hundred flashcards today!

Starbucks at Chapters Indigo

Chapters Starbucks, located a short bus ride up the hill from TRU, has all your favorite drinks with the space to hook up your laptop for an afternoon study sesh! It doubles as a coffee shop and bookstore, so naturally, it is a quiet area to get some work done. Get a break and stretch your legs by strolling around Indigo. Who knows, maybe you’ll find some inspiration on the shelves!

Take your chance to try out a new space in Kamloops, #TRUfam! Let us know in the comments below where your favorite place to study is – on or off campus!