Our first clue
"A Social Credit and Liberal politician was a minister to many and a skilled musician and was often called by his bumbling first name."
Claude Richmond, MLA for Kamloops for many years. Hence Richmond as the day's destination.
Mary Rolston won the draw for this correct answer and got a $20 Wells Gray gift certificate.
On October 26, we drove to Richmond (Vancouver Airport area) and stayed overnight at the new Holiday Inn Express at the Riverport shopping and entertainment complex. This was a change of scene from our usual airport hotels.