Kamloops is a town in the south central interior of Canada’s westernmost province of British Columbia. Located on the banks of the Thompson River, it was originally settled by the Cree first nation in the early fifteenth century, though it was later settled by Europeans and established as a fur-trading post in the early 1800’s. It is rich with culture, and home to many galleries and artisans. Kamloops has its own symphony orchestra as well as being well known for its public art, which includes several murals and native pole carvings. It is a hub of rail transport as well as having a small regional airport, and is located on the trans-Canada highway system. A relatively small city at less than two hundred thousand in population, Kamloops is a destination for all seasons.